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Anthrax

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:31:57 IST
Disease name Anthrax
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Anthrax is a disease caused by the spore-forming bacteria Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax occurs on all the continents, causesacute mortality in ruminants and is a zoonosis (a disease which primarily affects animals, but causes disease in humans).
Status in Ireland Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1970
DAFM Division Responsible Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Contact Michael Sheahan SSVI
Legislation
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahc/2010/en_chapitre_anthrax.htm
Publications