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Brucellosis (Brucella abortus)

Last Modified: Mon, 28 May 2018 12:08:54 IST
Disease name Brucellosis (Brucella abortus)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable B, D, E
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Bovine brucellosis is usually caused by Brucella abortus, less frequently by B. melitensis, and occasionally by B. suis. Infection is widespread globally.
Status in Ireland Brucellosis free Status (OIE)
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2006
DAFM Division Responsible Veterinary, ERAD, TB Division
Contact Eoin Ryan SSVI
Legislation
Link to relevant external website http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/diseasecontrol/bovinetberadicationandbrucellosismonitoringscheme/whatisbovinebrucellosis/
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/fr/Health_standards/tahm/2.04.03_BOVINE_BRUCELL.pdf
Publications