First Case of Human Brucella canis Infection in the Netherlands

Kolwijck, Eva; Lutgens, Suzanne P.J.; Visser, Vanessa X.N.; Appeldoorn, van, Marian J.; Graham, H.J.; Koets, A.P.; Schrauwen, Michelle M.W.P.; Reubsaet, Frans A.G.; Broens, E.M.; Kortbeek, Laetitia M.


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.