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Dec 17, 2014

19:38:27 GMT--Biological Hazard - South-America - Argentina

EDIS Number: BH-20141217-46362-ARG

Date / time: 17/12/2014 19:28:24 [UTC]

Event: Biological Hazard

Area: South-America

Country: Argentina

State/County: State of Buenos Aires

Location: Arrecifes

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


A rare disease is affecting dogs in Arrecifes. 50 animals have died for still unknown reasons. They became immobilized and died without vomiting and/or seizures. "Food poisoning was ruled out on the basis that all animals had eaten food, but not all the animals were affected. This condition may be botulism, considering that the animals just lay on the floor; they are not able to move, and they become rigid. In 30 years working, I have never seen such a thing," Dr. Poggio declared to Cronica. Meanwhile, the Bromatology office had already started studies in order

to determine the cause of this strange illness. There is a possible solution which generated some hope amongst specialists, since there may be some antibiotics available for use, and it is expected that by using these drugs, the condition of the affected animals might improve in one week or 10 days.

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