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

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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.

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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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