Brucella canis and HSE-NI reports in 2023

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Dear Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland,

Please could you tell me:
1. How many work place reportable incidents you have received in 2023 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,

Ms Buckley

DfE HSENI FOI, Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

 

Dear Ms Buckley,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Our Ref:  FOI/87/2023

RE: ‪‪‪ FOI Request – Brucella Canis and HSE-NI reports in 2023

 

 

I refer to your correspondence received in the Health and Safety Executive
for Northern Ireland (HSENI) on 4 December 2023. 

  

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Laura Donnelly

Information Management Unit

HSENI

 

 

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Our Ref: FOI/87/2023

 

Dear Ms Buckley,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

RE: ‪‪‪‪‪‪FOI Request – Brucella Canis and HSE-NI reports in 2023

 

I refer to the above matter.

 

Please find attached correspondence for your attention.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Laura Donnelly

Information Management Unit

HSENI