Brucella canis: Infection with other strains of brucella

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6. Infection with other strains of brucella

Published 5 July 2023 | Updated 14 February 2024

Although in the UK concerns have cantered around the risk of introduction of Brucella canis, it is worth being aware that in Australia there has been concern about cases of B suis in dogs, especially those involved in hunting or eating feral pigs.

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