Rabies in an Imported Dog in Toronto
Paul Di Salvo
Toronto Public Health
Importation of animals into Canada has the potential to introduce zoonotic diseases, such as rabies, into domestic animal and human populations. Between 2015 and 2021, four dogs with canine-mediated rabies were imported into the United States. In July 2021, the first case of canine-mediated rabies in a dog imported into Ontario, Canada was reported.
This presentation will outline the second case of an imported dog infected with canine-mediated rabies upon arrival to Canada. A description of the investigation, including: collaboration with multiple public health units, case timelines, and outcomes will be discussed. Further, lessons learned and keys to success will also be reviewed for the benefit of delegates.