The number of cases of rabies in Canada is on the rise.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reported 288 positive cases of rabies in animals in 2016.
This is a big jump from 24 positive cases in the previous year.
Public Health Inspector Ruxshin Amooyan told the Hastings Prince Edward Board of Health Wednesday that in the Quinte area 61% of the rabies investigations were for dogs, followed by 27% for cats.
The rest were bats, rodents and weasels.
The biggest number of local investigations were in Belleville with 54, and Trenton with 53.
Amooyan said 32 local people were given rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in 2016.
In the Canadian statistics, more than half the cases involved raccoons, skunks next, then bats and even llamas.
The Ministry of Natural Resources performed aerial baiting and hand-baiting for raccoon strain rabies from July to October in southern and eastern Ontario.