At 16th May 2017, the All Alabama Rot Cases map (below) shows 159 cases of Alabama Rot: 102 confirmed, 22 unconfirmed and 35 suspected cases. Additionally, the map shows 62 locations where dogs had walked prior to getting Alabama Rot.
How to use the Confirmed Alabama Rot Cases map
|Location of dogs|
|View larger map|
|Zoom in / out (bottom right)|
|Move around map (hold left mouse down and drag)|
|Click markers for detail about location of dogs|
Do you have a ‘Confirmed’ only cases map?
Alabama Rot has a separate map of ‘confirmed’ cases.
Why have a map of Alabama Rot cases?
The cause of Alabama Rot in dogs is still unknown. Alabama Rot is 90% fatal in dogs. An environmental factor could trigger Alabama Rot. So avoiding a location where a dog had possibly contracted Alabama Rot may reduce the chances of your dog contracting the disease.
David Walker at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists said on 29th January 2015:
“we do not know for certain if there is an environmental trigger for CRGV. Indeed, if there is an environmental trigger we do not know when, in relation to the development of clinical signs, this occurs (e.g. environmental exposure could occur one day, one week, or one month before clinical signs develop)”
(29th January 2015)