A case of rabies in dogs detected in Île-de-France

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the infected animal developed the first signs of the disease on 19 October. He died six days later, on October 25. “During the entire contagious period (up to 15 days before the first signs), the dog remained sheltered, alone in its box or in a small yard” but “given the incubation period, the dog must have contracted rabies before arriving at the shelter”is it specified.

In light of the initial investigations, the dog could have been imported illegally from Morocco, “country where rabies is endemic”. The disease, which can be fatal, continues to circulate in Asia and Africa. On the other hand, since 2001, France has been officially recognized as free of rabies.


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