Rabies Update

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February 7, 2017

Hamilton Public Health Services was notified on February 6, 2017 that an adult male orange tabby cat was in this area (SEE NEXT PAGE) and tested positive for rabies after it died on February 1, 2017.
Public Health is asking anyone who may have lost, abandoned, fed, or came in contact with an adult male orange tabby cat in the area of Glanbrook any time from Sunday, January 22, 2017 to Monday, January 30, 2017 to contact Public Health. The area can be described as bounded by the following roads:
Rymal Road to the North, to the South of 5th Line, East of Fletcher Road, Harrison Road and Young Road, and West of Pauline Johnson Road and Wilson St West. Some of these areas extend beyond the City of Hamilton boundary.
City of Hamilton residents can call 905-546-CITY (2489). We answer the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can help determine your risk of exposure to rabies. We will talk to you about how to get vaccinated for rabies.
Rabies is a serious disease and causes death if not treated promptly with vaccine. Rabies can be passed from animals to people from a bite, scratch or contact with saliva from an infected animal. It is extremely important that we identify anyone that may have had contact with this cat in order to provide them with appropriate rabies treatment, if needed.
Please call Hamilton Public Health Services 24 hour line at 905-546-2489 if you have any information to report. Seek medical attention immediately if you have been contact with this orange tabby cat.

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