More dogs fall ill with mysterious ailment

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State authorities reported that at least 16 more dogs have fallen ill in recent days, eight between Friday and Tuesday of this week, with bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Some viruses have been ruled out but veterinarians still don’t know what’s causing the illness.

The latest cases of the illness were reported in Oslo, Akershus, Telemark and Nordland  counties. More new cases were reported late last week in Buskerud, Vestfold, Trøndelag, Nordland, Troms and Finnmark.

The dog disease has thus spread all over the country as state veterinarians and experts at local colleges and universities keep working to identify the ailment and determine its cause. Autopsies had been performed on a total of 14 dogs as of last week.

Food safety and animal authorities have already determined that the disease doesn’t seem to be contagious from dog to dog but they are still advising dog owners to limit close contact among dogs. The disease has rammed dogs of all types and ages.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is providing some updated information in English on its website. Click here for the reports (external link to Mattilsynet).

newsinenglish.no staff