The following post update has been received from Anderson Moores:
We can confirm, based on kidney analysis, another two cases for December 2023, and 10 cases for January 2024.
Locations of confirmed cases include Surrey, Berkshire, Staffordshire, Buckinghamshire and Herefordshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and a case from London. The UK has now seen 318 confirmed cases, with 10 confirmed in 2024 so far.
We are also thrilled to report we have recently discharged a CRGV survivor, the lovely Matilda. Sadly, two of her family members were lost to CRGV. Whilst overjoyed to get her home, our wonderful nursing team will miss her after their amazing and intensive support!
We remain aware of other potential cases in the UK – with the numbers above considered a minimum; however, certain criteria require fulfilment to allow us to confirm a case (and add it to our map) based on a review of a patient’s history and tissue analysis. We continue to support vets with this assessment and encourage concerned colleagues to get in touch.
This disease is still rare, so we’re advising dog owners to remain calm but vigilant and seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions.
Further information and a map of confirmed cases can be found on our dedicated Alabama Rot website >>> www.alabama-rot.co.uk