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African horse sickness

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:30:18 IST
Disease name African horse sickness
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Equidae
Definition African horse sickness (AHS) is an acute or subacute, insect-borne, viral disease of equids that is endemic to Africa. It is characterized by severe respiratory and circulatory system associated clinical signs, and has a very high mortality rate. AHS is not considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland Official OIE free status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2014/en/si/0116.html
Link to relevant external website http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/diseasecontrol/africanhorsesickness/
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/fr/Health_standards/tahm/2.05.01_AHS.pdf
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