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Rabies reminder for Pangnirtung residents

05 May 2015

Public Health Advisory 

Rabies reminder for Pangnirtung residents 

The Department of Health is advising Pangnirtung residents of a report of a fox interacting with dogs in the community. 

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 officer immediately at 867-473-8937, the bylaw officer at 867-473-8415 or the regional environmental health officer at 867-473-2676.

Rabies vaccinations (shots) for your dog are available from the lay vaccinator. 

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Media Contact: 

Ron Wassink
A/Manager, Communications and Public Relations
Department of Health
867-975-5710
rwassink@gov.nu.ca