Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis

Last Modified: Tue, 11 Jul 2023 17:14:31 IST
Disease name Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable D, E
Species affected Equidae
Description Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis (VEE) viruses, of the genus Alphavirus of the family Togaviridae, cause disease ranging from mild febrile reactions to fatal encephalitic zoonoses in Equidae and humans. The disease is transmitted by haematophagous insects. A vaccine is available for equines.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never Reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes