Mystery disease hits Norway’s dogs
Dozens of dogs in different parts of Norway have been hit by a deadly mystery disease in the past few weeks, and officials are scrambling to identify the cause.
The first cases were spotted in the capital city of Oslo, but dogs have since fallen sick all over the country — cases were reported in 13 of Norway’s 18 administrative regions.
Representatives from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and Norwegian Veterinary Institute told CNN that at least 25 dogs had died so far.
Autopsies did provide a clue on Monday: two bacteria have been found in “abnormally large quantities” in multiple dogs that had died, according to the Norwegian Veterinary Institute.
However, there are no more concrete details at this stage. Some possible causes have been ruled out, like Salmonella, Campylobacter, or poison — but the investigations have not yet provided any definitive answers,