Holland – Brucella suis Infection in Dog Fed Raw Meat, the Netherlands


A Brucella suis biovar 1 infection was diagnosed in a dog without typical exposure risks, but the dog had been fed a raw meat–based diet (hare carcasses imported from Argentina). Track and trace investigations revealed that the most likely source of infection was the dog’s raw meat diet.

Exposure risks for Brucella suis infection typically include contact with wildlife or livestock, breeding, and travel to brucellosis-endemic areas. We report a case of B. suis infection in a dog for which the risk was determined to be a raw meat–based diet.

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