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Figure 14.5.1 Rabies positive animals

Number of confirmed positive rabies cases among animals by year, Middlesex-London and Ontario, 2014 to 2018

Figure 14.5.1 Rabies positive animals
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry [Internet]. Toronto (ON): Queen’s Printer for Ontario; 2016 Jun 8 [updated 2019 Oct 16]. Rabies cases: details and maps of confirmed cases of rabies in Ontario; 2016 Sep 21 [updated 2019 Oct 16; cited 2019 Oct 22]. [about 7 screens]. Available from:
All animals reported positive for rabies in Middlesex-London between 2014 and 2018 were bats.

Between 2014 and 2018, the number of animals confirmed with rabies in the Middlesex-London region was low (n=11). All confirmed rabid animals identified in the region were bats.

In Ontario, the number of rabid animals identified increased dramatically in 2016. Since then the number of confirmed rabid animals reported has decreased, but has not returned to pre-2016 levels.