Ehrlichiosis, deadly dog disease spread by brown dog tick on the move

Chris McLennan
By Chris McLennan
Updated January 27 2021 - 10:59pm, first published January 10 2021 - 11:39pm
QUICK SPREADING: In little more than six months, the common brown dog tick has become infected with the deadly dog disease ehrlichiosis to kill many hundreds of dogs across northern Australia. Picture: Hillcrest Animal Hospital.

A deadly dog disease is spreading fast across northern Australia and experts say it is only a matter of time before every dog in Australia is at risk.


Chris McLennan

Chris McLennan

National Rural Property Writer

ACM national rural property writer based in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. Career journalist. Multi award winner.

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