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UPDATE: Washington County Humane Society euthanizes dog that tested positive for Canine Brucellosis

UPDATE: Washington County Humane Society euthanizes dog that tested positive for Canine Brucellosis


Updated: 6:06 p.m. March 30, 2019

SLINGER, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Washington County Humane Society says it has had to euthanize a dog it received from South Korea afte rit tested positive for Brucellosis. 

The 27 other dogs in the shelter's care were put in a quarantine.

The Washington County Humane Society hopes to resume dog adoptions soon.


Posted: 5:47 p.m. March 28, 2019

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Two of the 26 dogs that came from South Korea in February have tested positive for Canine Brucellosis.

Those dogs and any dogs who have come in contact with them have been segregated and are being tested. 

Some of the dogs that have already been given to families have been placed in quarantine as well, HAWS says.

In total, approximately 100 dogs are likely to require quarantine.

Canine brucellosis is a reproductive disease in dogs caused by Brucella canis bacterium, mainly transmitted during breeding or birth. The infection is found worldwide but is rare in pet dogs in the United States.

Animal to human transmission of this disease is very rare.

The Wisconsin Humane Society is providing assistance by taking in dogs that would otherwise go to the affected shelters, in order to reduce the need for additional quarantine.

Stay wit CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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TimJonesYelvington 392 days ago
What is a humane society in Wisconsin doing participating in international “rescue” ? It needs to stop.
LauraJohnsonLeever 421 days ago
This is incredibly False!! It is a highly contagious disease! For those of you, who, wonder Brucellosis is transmitted from dogs to humans. So if you want to get an STD that keeps on giving from your dog. Here you go! Stop the spread of this disease. How would you feel as a parent getting one of these imported dogs knowing it has brucellosis and it licking the face of your child? There is NO CURE!! It can cause heart issues, reproductive issues and many more in humans, dogs, cats, and many other animals. When one dog gets it in a kennel the whole kennel is usually euthanized. It’s highly contagious. It’s transmitted through contact. So if your dog licks it’s private area and licks your face well.... good luck! Stop the import of sick dogs to the US!!! Our health and our dog’s health is at risk!!
VirginiaMurray 422 days ago
It IS contagious to humans! Do your research. These people importing these meat farm dogs are bringing in many diseases that will harm our own dogs. A new strain of distemper has been brought over and in another state one dog had rabies. We have enough dogs in USA already that need homes....we dont need to be importing them!
JenniferTomlinson 423 days ago
How about we STOP importing up to a MILLION dogs per year just so people can stroke their egos about having a dog with a better sob story than their neighbor?

In just the last 6 or 8 weeks we've had imported "rescue" dogs with brucellosis, rabies, and an unvaccinatable form of distemper never seen in the USA before. Don't we supposedly have an overabundance of homeless dogs here?
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