Rabies - Bulletin - Europe

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Norway reports rabies case from Svalbard Island

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

On 26 April an arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) was killed in an encounter with a domestic dog on a station on
the Island of Svalbard off the northern coast of mainland Norway. The animal was submitted for
rabies diagnosis to the Veterinary Institute in Oslo, where brain sample tested positive both in FAT
and RT-PCR on 03 May 2018. 


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