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Bluetongue

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:31:58 IST
Disease name Bluetongue
Animal Health Law Category if applicable C, D, E
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Bluetongue is an infectious, non-contagious, vector-borne viral disease that affects wild and domestic ruminants such as sheep, goats, cattle, buffaloes, deer, most species of African antelope and various other Artiodactyla as vertebrate hosts.
Status in Ireland Disease absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2008/si/133
Link to relevant external website http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/bluetongue/
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.01.03_BLUETONGUE.pdf
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