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Huron County Calf Tests Positive For Rabies

After provincial rabies cases rose from 24 in 2015 to 288 in 2016, livestock are becoming increasingly affected.

The Huron County Health Unit announced Tuesday afternoon a calf from Blyth has tested positive for the disease.

The calf was suspected of rabies and tested last week Monday.

The Health Unit recommends the public and their pets avoid contact with any animals they think may even have a chance of carrying the disease.

OMAFRA wants farmers to continue to limit their livestock’s access to wild animals the best they can.

Two cows from different farms tested positive for rabies in Perth County in January.