Brucellosis — United Kingdom
The lockdown puppy boom has sparked fears over a disease that can be transferred from dogs to humans — leaving owners with fevers and back pain.
The new disease, brucellosis, has seen a 1900% rise in just 3 years — with health authorities now stepping up checks in a bid to control it.
Infection in dogs is transmitted in mating or contact with after-birth fluids.
The disease has been detected in 60 dogs in the past year [2020/21] compared to just 3 in 2017/18 — with fears that the