Incurable dog disease, Brucella Canis, increasing in UK; transmissible to human

Brucella canis is a Gram-negative bacterium in the family Brucellaceae that causes brucellosis in dogs and other canids (domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and jackals). Brucella canis is passed through contact with fluids from the mucous membranes of the genitals (semen and vaginal discharge), eyes, and oronasal cavities -- via sexual activity, daily grooming and social interactions.

Dogs in kennels that are affected by Brucella canis are usually euthanized for the protection of other dogs and humans.

Brucella canis cases reported in 2020, 2021 and 2022 with a known origin, more than half came from Romania. The increase in cases have been attributed to an increase in dog imports from Eastern Europe.

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