89% of confirmed Alabama Rot cases are in Winter or Spring (to April 2016)

Of the 75 confirmed cases of Alabama Rot between December 2012 and April 2016, 89% (67 cases) were reported in Winter (51%, 38 cases) and Spring (38%, 29 cases). Only 11% cases (8 cases) were reported in Summer (4%, 3 cases) or Autumn (7%, 5 cases).

Winter (December, January, February), Spring (March, April, May), Summer (June, July, August), Autumn (September, October, November).

Chris Street of AlabamaRot.co.uk on 8th May 2016 analysed all confirmed UK Alabama Rot cases (between December 2012 and April 2016).

Data Source – Confirmed Cases UK map and cases-by-month spreadsheet.

Chart of confirmed Alabama Rot cases by month between 2012 and 2016:


The monthly confirmed Alabama Rot cases were plotted by year:


Alabama Rot was first recognised in December 2012 (2 cases).

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9 Replies to “89% of confirmed Alabama Rot cases are in Winter or Spring (to April 2016)”

  1. I would still be very interested to know what symptoms of CRGV are inconsistent with radiation burns/poisoning. Please convince me that radioactivity cannot be the cause of CRGV. All I want you to do is just name one symptom. Just one.

  2. Guys. Comment seems to have dried up here.

    I mean you no harm. I just want to see a rational discussion. Can’t have that if folks run away at the first sign of disagreement. I know you guys are the experts, but that being the case, you should be keen to explain yourselves to those who want to help you.

    Quite honestly, Chris, from what you and Laura have said so far, it looks like you’ve both been a bit cold on this subject, and I don’t want to take advantage or embarrass you on here on this excellent site. Sadly, I’ve read deeply about this stuff for around four or five years, so forgive me if I can’t be palmed-off with these unsupported assertions.

    Believe it or not, I know this might not be radioactive particles, but then again, it just might, and what you have come back with so far does nothing to convince me it’s not radioactivity. Quite the opposite. The reasons you have given so far seem so un-scientific, un-factual and illogical, they might even encourage suspicion. If that’s because you haven’t really thought about or researched this all that much yet, I empathise.

    We are on your side, but slapping each other on the back won’t fix this. Let’s get to the bottom of this.

    Prove to me that this cannot be radioactive particulates and – trust me – you’ll be doing ME a big favour, but don’t expect an easy time of it, that’s all :o).

    This is a great site, so let’s use it to the full, with frank and open and honest questioning and discussion.

  3. Hi Chris, glad you could get back, but this is what I mean when I say Laura is totally wrong:

    “Radiation would affect all dogs equally in an affected area, which is not what we see with AR”.

    I bet she can’t prove that. Even a layman knows that is not true.

    Please show me the studies that say that every dog would be equally affected. I don’t think you or anyone else can.

  4. It is nice to read this after having myself posted the same info on the 6th in a reply to a post made by Graham Bennet .
    For the tourist industry it is of importance
    that potential visitors should know that in the
    important summer months of july and August
    the risk of Alabama Rot ist by far the lowest.
    This was, up to now ,not pointed out that clear. It did influence me positively to visit
    the UK again this summer.
    So guys ….stay healthy and happy
    Bobby Garrison
    from Fulda , Germany

    1. Hi Bobby,
      I acknowledge that your post, and an analysis (to be published) by Laura Holm in her recent talk, spurred me to a plot the stats for confirmed cases, by month and year.

      1. Hi Chris,

        Well done. This sort of thing is indispensable. I also downloaded your files from Google and straight into Excel, but the data needed a bit of cleaning. Also, we need to press the vets for the dog/bitch info so we can see if this thing favours one or t’other :o). Keep up the good work. Slight criticism of the Laura Holm thing. Reasons given for discounting nuclear out-of-hand (i.e. “not enough dogs affected”, “wrong symptoms”) are just plain wrong. Good that she inspired you, though.

        1. Hi Graham,

          At the Bransgore April 2016 meeting, Laura Holm of Anderson Moores (at 23 minutes) spent about 30 seconds of her 45 minute presentation discussing radioactivity. She told us that some people had raised whether the cause of Alabama Rot might be radioactivity – had dogs been tested for radiation poisoning? Laura Holm said they had not seen signs of radiation poisoning in dogs, and IF it was that, surely there would more cases happening per affected area. She stressed that if there really was a strong enough dose of radiation to cause illness in some dogs, there would be many dogs affected … and probably some people would be affected too.

          On Laura Holm’s slides, under the “What other causes have been investigated” section, her slide on Military Ordnance & Radioactivity stated: “Radioactivity?? The clinical signs of Alabama Rot (AR) are not consistent with radiation poisoning! Radiation would affect all dogs equally in an affected area, which is not what we see with AR.

          1. Sorry to keep on, but regarding the above assertion:

            “The clinical signs of Alabama Rot (AR) are not consistent with radiation poisoning! ”

            … I am still waiting for Laura/Anderson Moores to name one single CRGV symptom that could not have been caused by exposing a dog to radioactive pollution… just one – that’s all I ask.

          2. I suggest you ask Anderson Moores directly via their website or facebook pages.

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