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Acta Vet Scand. 2012; 54(1): 18.
Published online 2012 March 27. doi:  10.1186/1751-0147-54-18
PMCID: PMC3349463

The first case of Brucella canis in Sweden: background, case report and recommendations from a northern European perspective


Infection with Brucella canis has been diagnosed in Sweden for the first time. It was diagnosed in a three-year-old breeding bitch with reproductive disturbances. Fifteen in-contact dogs were tested repeatedly and all of them were negative for B. canis. The source of infection could not be defined. The present article describes the case and the measures undertaken and gives a short review over B. canis. Recommendations on how to avoid the infection in non-endemic countries are given.

Keywords: Brucella canis, Canine abortion, Reproduction, Canine brucellosis

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