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Domestic animal contracts rabies in rural southern Saskatchewan

26-Jan-2018

Regina and Weyburn Public Health have been notified that a Regina dog contracted rabies after an extended stay in a rural area near Weyburn.

Public Health investigates all possible rabies cases and Regina and Weyburn Public Health are investigating this case.  

It has been confirmed that the dog contracted rabies in a rural area some distance from Regina. While it is rare that domestic animals contract rabies, it does occur from time to time, usually due to contact with wild animals in rural areas.

There is no reason for concern for people or other domestic animals in either Regina or Weyburn due to contact with this particular dog. 

We urge the public to continue to be aware of signs of rabies; please visit our website for more information at www.rqhealth.ca/rabiesinfo. All domestic cats and dogs should be vaccinated against rabies as a precaution.
For More Information:
Lisa Thomson
Media Relations Consultant
Communications - Regina
Email: lisa.thomson@saskhealthauthority.ca
Phone: 306-766-5332