Rabies - Bulletin - Europe

WHO Collaborating Centre for Rabies Surveillance & Research

New case of rabies in a stray dog from the Spanish exclave of Melilla

Monday, December 20, 2021

The Spanish authorities have notified the Commission of a new outbreak of rabies in the Autonomous Town of Melilla, a Spanish territory located in the North of Africa. It is the third outbreak this year, following those notified on 30 September and 18 November. The outbreak was confirmed in a stray dog that was captured on 5 December and died the following day. Rabies was confirmed on 13 December by the national reference laboratory.

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