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Brucellosis caused by Brucella canis was previously only seen in dogs imported into the U.K. but since 2020 has been spreading between local dogs, a report by the Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance group released on September 18 reveals.

"As of July 2023, 2 laboratory-confirmed cases of B. canis human infection have been identified in the UK," the report stated. "One case was identified from clinical suspicion after presenting at hospital. A second case had no clinical symptoms, worked at a veterinary practice and was identified through the follow-up of individuals exposed to positive dogs. In both incidents, the implicated dogs were not known to be infected at the time of human exposure, but subsequently tested positive.