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Brucellosis (Brucella melitensis)

Last Modified: Mon, 28 May 2018 12:08:54 IST
Disease name Brucellosis (Brucella melitensis)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable B, D, E
Species affected Ovine
Definition Brucella melitensis (biovars 1, 2 or 3) is the main causative agent of caprine and ovine brucellosm Brucella melitensis is highly pathogenic for humans, causing Malta fever, one of the most serious zoonoses in the world
Status in Ireland Not Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible Veterinary, ERAD, TB Division
Contact Eoin Ryan SSVI
Legislation
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.07.02_caprine_Ovine_bruc.
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