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Schmallenberg

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:24 IST
Disease name Schmallenberg
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Ruminants
Description Schmallenberg virus is an insect-borne viral disease of cattle, sheep and goats. After infection of the dam by a biting insect, it results in-utero infection of the foetus causing congenital abnormalities of aborted animals and in animals born alive or dead. Also neurological signs may be seen in live offspring. Schmallenberg virus is not considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2018
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
Legislation
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed No
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Our_scientific_expertise/docs/pdf/A_Schmallenberg_virus.pdf
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