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Classical swine fever

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:33:52 IST
Disease name Classical swine fever
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Swine
Definition 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 1958
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2012/si/516
Link to relevant external website http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/diseasecontrol/classicswinefever/
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.08.03_CSF.pdf
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