Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

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Disease name Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
Animal Health Law Category if applicable B, D, E
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial disease of animals and humans caused by Mycobacterium bovis. In a large number of countries bovine tuberculosis is a major infectious disease among cattle, other domesticated animals, and certain wildlife populations. Transmission to humans constitutes a public health problem.
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland N/A
DAFM Division Responsible Ruminant Animal Health/ERAD Division

S.I. No. 58 of 2015

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 689/2020

Link to relevant external website - Bovine TB (

Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes