Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Canine Brucellosis outbreak in Southern Ireland

I have just read this post from the E-F-G blog and thought it would be worth while posting here!!

Canine Brucellosis outbreak in Southern Ireland
May 5, 2009 by E-F-G
With less than a month to go until the Irish Kennel Club hosted European Winners Show in Dublin an outbreak of Canine Brucellosis has been announced in Southern Ireland. This is a notifiable disease and a zoonosis (can be caught by humans). By current EU law if an outbreak is confirmed, rather than an isolated case, the worst case scenario would see an embargo on all movement of dogs in and out of the country. Even the best case scenario, if such an outbreak is confirmed, could see an instant imposing of no canine movement without up to date vaccination.

Thanks to http://imaal10.wordpress.com/