Alabama Rot in dogs - clusters in New Forest, Greater Manchester & Surrey

Alabama Rot aka Idiopathic Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV) is a disease in UK dogs first recognised in November 2012. Up to December 2014 there have been 65 recorded cases: 46 confirmed dog deaths, 12 unconfirmed deaths and 7 unconfirmed cases where dogs survived – an 89% mortality rate. Of the 46 confirmed CRGV cases, 21 cases (45%) are scattered throughout England, 25 cases (55%) are in 3 clusters (>3 confirmed cases): New Forest (16 cases), Greater Manchester (5 cases) and Guildford, Surrey (4 cases). What is the probability that the 3 clusters of Alabama Rot occurred by chance? Google Map: Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists:
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Date submitted:Sat, 03 Jan 2015 12:43:42 +0000Coincidence ID:7947