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Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci)

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:50 IST
Disease name Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Crustaceans
Description Crayfish plague means in fe c tio n with Ap hanomy cesastaci Schikora. This organism is a member of a group commonly known as the water moulds (theOomycetida).
Status in Ireland Present in wildlife
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2015
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
Contact fhu@marine.ie
Legislation
Link to relevant external website https://www.fishhealth.ie/fhu/news-media/news/update-crayfish-plague-ireland
Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/index.php?id=2439&L=0&htmfile=chapitre_aphanomyces_astaci.htm
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