Three people in the UK infected with dog disease Brucella canis
Three people in the UK have contracted Brucella canis, a bacterial infection usually found in dogs. The disease is spread through contact with infected animals' fluids and can cause pain, lameness, and infertility in canines. While usually mild in humans, it can lead to meningitis and septicemia. The majority of cases in dogs have been imported from Eastern Europe. Health officials are urging dog owners to be vigilant, especially those who have adopted dogs from overseas.