On 24 September a crook with rabies was found on Pierre-Cognac street near DuVernay Park in Chambly.
The Monterrey Department of Public Health invites people who have been bitten, scratched or touched by a skunk or wild animal in the area since September to contact Info-Saint by dialing 8-1-1. invite to.
“Parents should not hesitate to ask their children if they have touched a skunk. Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that can be transmitted from a sick animal to a person biting or infected with the animal’s saliva and wounds or mucus.” Transmitted through contact between membranes (eyes, nose, mouth). It is a fatal disease when it develops. However, getting vaccinated as soon as possible after a rabies bite or other risky exposure can prevent this. The disease can be avoided.”
“It is a fatal disease when it develops.” – Public Health
Neighboring dogs or cats may also have been in contact with this infectious animal. It is recommended that you see a veterinarian if your pet has been injured by a wild animal or has symptoms consistent with rabies, such as unusual aggression, disorientation or paralysis.
The Montereygi Department of Public Health reminds you that we should never have contact with wild or unknown animals, whether they are dead or alive. In accordance with the recommendations of the veterinarian, she invites you to vaccinate your dogs and cats against rabies.
We remind you that it is important to teach children to adopt safe behavior in relation to animals and to be on constant vigilance with the youngest children. More information is available at the following link: https://rageduratonlaveur.gouv.qc.ca/
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