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Alabama rot
‘Increased need’ to find the cause of Alabama rot

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MORE than 100 cases of Alabama rot have now been confirmed in the UK since the first diagnosis of the disease in 2012. Confirmation of the latest cases follows a conference to discuss this emerging disease, which took place in Reading earlier this month.

The new cases, which bring the UK total to 102, were confirmed by Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists and occurred in Greater Manchester, West Sussex, East Sussex and Devon. They included the first UK case to be found in a greyhound, the breed in which the disease was initially discovered in the USA.

The conference aimed to progress ongoing research on the disease, which is clinically known as idiopathic cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV).

Involving 30 leading clinicians, academics, microbiologists, epidemiologists and human medical …

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