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Rabies Advisory for Resolute Bay Residents

18 December 2015 

Public Health Advisory 

Rabies Advisory for Resolute Bay Residents 

The Department of Health is advising Resolute Bay residents that a fox has tested positive for rabies. 

Dogs, foxes, and wolves can transmit rabies to people. If you have been bitten or scratched by a fox, a wolf or another animal, please go to the health centre and report the incident immediately. Treatment must be started quickly. 

If you see a fox or wolf wandering around the community, or if your dog has had contact with a fox or wolf call the Conservation/Bylaw Officer immediately at 867-252-3879 or the Regional Environmental Health Officer at 867-975-4817. 

Rabies vaccinations (shots) for your dog are available from the Lay Vaccinator. 

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Media Contact: 

Irma Arkus 
Manager, Communications and Public Relations 
Department of Health 
867-975-5762 
iarkus@gov.nu.ca