Dear Health and Safety Executive,

From previous correspondence with yourselves I know that you are:
a. close to publishing a risk assessment to support veterinary practices provide veterinary care for dogs that may/are infected with Brucella canis,
b) producing this in conjunction with other organisations.

1. I would like to request a list of all organisations (NGOs, charitable, university, government agents, veterinary organisations, etc) and individuals (if working independent of the organisations in their engagement with this risk assessment process).

In addition, I would like to request:
Please could you tell me:
1. How many work place reportable incidents you have received between 06.12.2023 and 20.05.2024 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: i. veterinary practices, ii. laboratories processing human blood samples, iii. laboratories processing animal samples?

Please could you split this sample by:
b. whether the person was diagnostically-positive only (i.e. no clinical signs, only identified by serology, culture, or PCR), or diagnostically 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?

3. Please state the date up until when this information is current to allow me to not put in overlapping requests in the future but still ensure there are no gaps in reporting.

Many thanks for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Buckley

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Dear Dr Buckley,

Please find attached response to your request.


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