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Myxomatosis

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:33 IST
Disease name Myxomatosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Myxomatosis is an important disease of rabbits caused by a poxvirus called the Myxoma virus (MV). MV causes a very mild disease in its original host native to South America, but in some species of rabbits and hares, especially the European rabbits it causes a severe disease with high mortality.
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Not applicable
DAFM Division Responsible Veterinary, ERAD, TB Division
Contact James O'Keeffe SVI
Legislation
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/information-on-aquatic-and-terrestrial-animal-diseases/
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