A fox that came into contact with at least one dog in Rankin Inlet has tested positive for rabies.
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A fox that was in contact with at least one dog has tested positive for rabies in Rankin Inlet.

Residents should be vigilant of foxes around the community due to the risk of rabies.

Anybody who sustains a scratch or bite from a fox should immediately visit the health centre for examination.

Pets should be tied up when outside and monitored for changes in behaviour, according to the Department of Health.

Animals that are acting unusually ought to be reported to the local conservation officer at 867-645-8083 or the environmental health officer at 867-645-8071.

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...