October 28, 2015
City of Toronto Sees A Spike In Raccoons With Canine Distemper
Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) is a virus present in the raccoon population, but at low levels. Distemper cases in raccoons tend to spike in the fall.
Raccoons with distemper may approach people, or curl up to sleep in open areas in close proximity to people. They generally act disoriented or lethargic, but can become aggressive if cornered, and may have seizures.