Rabies is an incurable and fatal infectious disease caused by a virus. The virus attacks the nervous system in humans. It is passed on through the saliva of a rabid animal when it bites.
Bats, raccoons, skunks and foxes are the most common carriers of rabies in Quebec.
• Do not approach, touch, pet or feed unknown, stray or wild animals, even if they seem healthy.
• Do not touch bats, regardless of whether they’re alive or dead.
• Do not touch dead animals.
• Teach children how to behave safely with respect to animals and make sure that they do behave safely.
• Have your pets vaccinated against rabies.
• When preparing to go on a foreign trip, find out from a healthcare professional what the risks of rabies transmission are.
What to do in case you are bitten
You can call Info-Health at any time by dialing 8-1-1.
Dépliant chauve-souris 2016, MSSS
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Procédures - Nettoyage déjections de chauve-souris
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