Rabies - Bulletin - Europe

Rabies Information System of the WHO

Further rabies case on Svalbard Island

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

After two rabies cases in a reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) and an Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) had been
laboratory confirmed in April and July this year, respectively, three further cases of arctic fox rabies has
been detected last months. Usually, the rabies viruses circulating in this part of Europe are closely related
to arctic variants occurring in Arctic regions of Russia.

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