A north Atlantic archipelago located between Norway and Iceland–capital Torshavn, population 46,000, major industry, fishing, which has an isolated population.
Medical interest in Faroe Islands
• Last stronghold of leprosy in North Atlantic Proc Roy Soc Med 1975; 68:21 (1700s)
• Measles killed 25% of its then population of 8000 (1846)
• First reported cases of multiple sclerosis coincided with the landing of British troops, lending support to a slow viral aetiology Ann Neurol 1979; 5:6 (1943)
• High consanguinity linked to autosomal recessive diseases–e.g., encephalomyopathic mtDNA depletion due to SUCLA2 mutations Brain 130: 853-861, 2007