Brucella canis

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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

This is a follow up to my initial request made at the beginning of June 2023.

Please could you tell me (for the period June 2023 - 26th August 2023):
1. How many work place reportable incidents you have received in respect of workers that became infected with the reportable disease Brucella canis in each (broken down by type of workplace) of the following workplaces: veterinary practices, laboratories processing animal samples, laboratories processing human samples?
Please could you split this sample by:
a. year (2018 - 2023) + overall
b. whether the person was sero-positive only (i.e. no clinical signs), or sero-positive + clinical signs.
2. For people that tested positive for brucella canis and had clinical signs, please could you indicate:
a. how many required hospitalisation
b. how many died?

Yours faithfully,

Ms Buckley

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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Since sending this message this morning, it has been brought to my attention that you have released additional information denied to me on grounds of 'future publication and the need for everyone to find out this information at the same time'. On this basis, I am:
1. Raising a complaint about stalling tactics that prevented information being in the public eye that could have influenced people's decisions about whether to euthanase their dog or not.
2. Changing my information request to the following:
2.1. How many individual UK-based humans have been tested for Brucella canis in each of the following years:
2023 (up until 26.08.2023)
Please indicate for each of the above years, how many (counts, not %) were a) children under 5 years, b) pregnant women, c) immunocompromised people.
The rest of my request remains the same as outlined in my original letter dated 26.08.2023.
Thank you in anticipation of your prompt and fulsome response.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Buckley

Bioagents, Health and Safety Executive

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    Environmental Information Regulations EIR Request 202308456 Brucella Canis Infections Ms Buckley Response 05 September 2023.pdf

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Dear Ms Buckley,

Please find attached response to your request regarding Brucella Canis infections.


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