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Michigan Officials Report Incurable Bacterial Disease In Dogs

LANSING WWJ/AP – State officials say they’ve had three investigations into a bacterial disease that affects dogs in Michigan during the past four months.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and State Veterinarian Dr. James Averill on Tuesday issued an update about Canine Brucellosis in dogs. They say the cases were investigated in Montcalm, Calhoun, and Mackinac counties.

“Antibiotics will not cure canine brucellosis. Once a dog is infected, the animal remains infected for life,” Averill said. ”While spaying and neutering infected dogs will reduce the risk of spreading canine brucellosis to humans or other dogs, the risk of spread is not completely eliminated.”

Read more: Michigan Officials Report Incurable Bacterial Disease In Dogs « CBS Detroit.