Brucella canis

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Dear UK Health Security Agency,

1. How many cases of human brucellosis, derived from Canine Brucellosis,
have been diagnosed in a UK-based citizen (any age) in each of the
- 2023
- 2024 (01.01.2024 - 20.05.2024)

1. Please indicate how many of these cases involved.
i. Children under the age of 5 years,
ii. Pregnant women
iii. immunocompromised people
iv. veterinary professionals or other people working within a veterinary practice
iiv. laboratory workers working with human and / or animal bodily tissues/samples/fluids.

2. Of these, how many were diagnosed because they:
i. Had clinical signs (+/- known exposure to a Brucella canis positive dog)?
ii. Were detected on screening due to known exposure to a Brucella canis positive (antibodies, antigen, PCR, culture) dog?

3. How many of these human cases required pharmaceutical treatment due to clinical signs? (please split by categories shown in 1.)

4. How many of the human cases that did NOT have clinical signs were given pharmaceutical treatment? (please split by categories shown in 1.).

5. How many of these human cases required inpatient/hospitalisation as
part of the treatment?

6. How many of these cases resulted in the death of the individual?

7. How many of these cases resulted in the death of an unborn child?

Your sincerely,

Dr Buckley

Information Rights, UK Health Security Agency

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Parliamentary and Public Accountability Team

UK Health Security Agency

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