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Alabama Rot

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 152790, tabled on 12 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Chief Veterinary Officer on including Alabama Rot as a notifiable disease in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

20 June 2018

Ministers have discussed the syndrome known as cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) in the UK, which is sometimes referred to as Alabama rot, with the Chief Veterinary Officer. The pathogen for the syndrome has yet to be confirmed, and as there is no diagnostic test for the syndrome in living dogs, there are currently no plans to make CRGV a notifiable disease. CRGV poses no risk to human health.