Rabies drop has begun in NB

Rabies vaccine has started falling from the sky again, and  provincial veterinarian Dr. Jim Goltz says it's working.

CBC reporting the sweet-smelling bait packs are being dropped from aircraft in western New Brunswick, from the northern border of Carleton County down to Black's Harbour on the Bay of Fundy, to help stop the spread of rabies among foxes, raccoons and skunks.

In Saint John and Fredericton, the vaccine will be strewn about by hand near hedges and dumpsters.

The bait drop began in 2014 when 24 cases were recorded in New Brunswick. In 2016, there was one case, and this year, the province is aware of three cases, all in skunks in the St. Stephen area.