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African swine fever

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:35:39 IST
Disease name African swine fever
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Swine
Definition African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious hemorrhagic disease of pigs, warthogs, European wild boar and American wild pigs. All age groups are equally susceptible. It is not currently considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland Disease absent
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/0115.html
Link to relevant external website http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/diseasecontrol/africanswinefever/
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Media_Center/docs/pdf/Disease_cards/ASF-en.pdf
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