Rabid dog illegally imported to France from Morocco, August 2011

Publié le 18 Août 2011
Mis à jour le 10 Septembre 2019

In August 2011, a case of canine rabies was notified to the French veterinary services. The dog was a threemonth-old puppy illegally imported from Morocco that presented behavioural changes on 1 August and was admitted to a veterinary clinic on 6 August. It died the following day and the body was shortly sent to the national reference centre where rabies was laboratory-confirmed on 11 August. Contact tracing and postexposure treatment were initiated immediately. (R.A.)

Auteur : Mailles A, Boisseleau D, Dacheux L, Michalewiscz C, Gloaguen C, Ponçon N, Bourhy H, Callon H, Vaillant V, Dabosville I, Morineau Le Houssine P
Eurosurveillance, 2011, vol. 16, n°. 33