Dear Public Health Wales,

1. During the period 2023 - 13.03.2024, how many separate incidents of Brucellosis in humans have identified?

2. How many Brucella positive patients were identified as part of each individual incident (please break down by incident)?

3. How many of these were due to: a) Brucella suis, b) Brucella canis, and c) another species of Brucella?

4. What did the track and trace associated with each incident conclude was the original cause of the incident?

Yours faithfully,

Dr Buckley

FOI (Public Health Wales), Public Health Wales

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FOI (Public Health Wales), Public Health Wales

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Dear Dr. Buckley,

The response to your request is attached.

Kind Regards,
Alex Ley-Sweet
Information Governance Officer

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