Dear UK Health Security Agency,

Please can you tell me:

1. Have any humans been diagnosed with Brucella suis in the UK during 2023 - 13.03.2024? If yes, how many?

2. Of those that have tested positive, how many were identified that were:
i) clinically unwell
ii) veterinary professionals/lay staff working within veterinary practices
iii) pregnant women
iv) children under 5 years
v) seniors (65years+)
vi) immunocompromised.

3. How many required:
i) antibiotic therapy
ii) hospitalisation

4. How many have died?

5 Have there been any incidents of Brucella suis in humans during 2023 - 13.03.2024? If so, how incidents have now closed and how many are still open?

6. Have you worked with Public Health Wales in investigating any of these incidents in their region? What about Public Health Scotland? What about NI Public Health?

7. What was the cause of each of these incidents? Options: UK dog / imported dog / imported pig meat and products / imported pigs / homegrown pigs / homegrown pig meat and products / UK wildlife / other imported meat products / other imported livestock / other (please state).

8. If it was a dog, what was thought to be the cause of the dog's infection?

Yours faithfully,

Dr Buckley

Information Rights, UK Health Security Agency

Dear Dr Buckley,

Thank you for your request which will be handled by the Information Rights Team at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). We acknowledge receipt of your email and request for information, which will be treated as a request for information under statutory access legislation.

Please note that requests under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) will receive a response within 20 working days from the day following the date of receipt of your request.

If the request is for your personal data, your request will be handled as a data subject access request (SAR) under Article 15 of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), then we will respond within one month of the receipt of the request.

We will aim to address all requests promptly and within the required response timeframes. However, when we are unable to meet the response timeframe we will keep requesters updated on a revised expected timescale for a response to their request.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Team
Parliamentary and Public Accountability Team
UK Health Security Agency
[UKHSA request email]
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Dear Dr Buckley,
Please find attached UKHSA's response to your request.
Yours sincerely,
Information Rights Team
Parliamentary and Public Accountability Team
UK Health Security Agency
[1][UKHSA request email] 
[2]www.gov.uk/ukhsa  Follow us on Twitter @UKHSA

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From: Information Rights <[email address]>
Sent: 14 March 2024 16:37
To: Ms Buckley <[FOI #1103723 email]>
Cc: Information Rights <[email address]>
Subject: 831: Freedom of Information request - Brucella suis
 
Dear Dr Buckley,

Thank you for your request which will be handled by the Information Rights
Team at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). We acknowledge receipt of
your email and request for information, which will be treated as a request
for information under statutory access legislation.
 
Please note that requests under the Freedom of Information Act and the
Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) will receive a response
within 20 working days from the day following the date of receipt of your
request.
 
If the request is for your personal data, your request will be handled as
a data subject access request (SAR) under Article 15 of the UK General
Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), then we will respond within one
month of the receipt of the request.
 
We will aim to address all requests promptly and within the required
response timeframes. However, when we are unable to meet the response
timeframe we will keep requesters updated on a revised expected timescale
for a response to their request.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Information Rights Team
Parliamentary and Public Accountability Team
UK Health Security Agency
[UKHSA request email]
[3]https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlo...
Follow us on Twitter @UKHSA
 

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