Two foxes in Tuktoyaktuk have tested positive for rabies, the territory’s chief public health officer said, issuing a warning to residents in the community.
The territorial government said dogs in the community had been attacked by foxes and anyone “bitten, scratched, or in contact with a fox or bitten by a dog” should contact the health centre.
If your pet was attacked or you see “abnormal, sick, or dead” wildlife, the territory said, contact a wildlife officer.
Rabies in humans almost always results in death if allowed to develop untreated.
Anyone working closely with wildlife should consider receiving the rabies vaccine or a booster, the territorial government said.