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Classical swine fever

Last Modified: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:49:06 GMT
Disease name
Classical swine fever
Species affected
Classical swine fever (CSF), also known as hog cholera, is a contagious viral disease of domestic and wild swine. It is caused by a virus of the genus Pestivirus with clinical signs dependent on the CSF strain. Highly virulent strains will cause fever, weakness, anorexia, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea or constipation, neurological or reproductive disease. CSF is not currently considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland
Official OIE free status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Sally Gaynor SSVI