BRIEF: O.Reg Change on Rabies Testing to Better Serve Bite Victims

Local medical officers of health will soon have the authority to order the testing of already deceased animals for rabies, “thus avoiding bite victims having to undergo unnecessary vaccination for rabies, and decrease personal stress and anxiety. This also will decrease the burden on local public health units and healthcare facilities, create efficiencies for the use of publicly-funded vaccinations, and decrease the time commitment and potential side-effects for bite victims.”

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