It could take between three and five years for the local outbreak of racoon rabies to be eradicated.
And that is with the coordinated effort between the city and province.
A rabies outbreak in Eastern Ontario in 1999 took six years to battle.
Hamilton’s manager of Vector Borne Disease Susan Harding-Cruz says 84 animals that have tested positive for rabies in the Greater Hamilton area, including 55 raccoons and 29 skunks.
Natural Resources has done another round of vaccination by hand baiting and an airdrop will be done soon with another round planned for August.