First Case of Human Brucella canis Infection in the Netherlands

Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Dec 19;75(12):2250-2252. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciac425.


A patient was diagnosed with Brucella canis following exposure to infected dogs in her breeding facility. Transboundary spread of B. canis through (illegal) import of infected dogs to non-endemic countries in Europe suggest that B. canis infection should be considered in European patients with occupational exposure to dogs.

Keywords: Brucella canis; Europe; brucellosis; canine; human.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brucella canis*
  • Brucellosis* / diagnosis
  • Brucellosis* / veterinary
  • Dog Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Dogs
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Netherlands