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Duck virus hepatitis

Last Modified: Thu, 17 May 2018 09:47:57 IST
Disease name Duck virus hepatitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Avian
Definition Hepatitis in ducks can be caused by at least three different viruses. The more common and internationally widespread is duck hepatitis virus (DHV) type I, a member of the Picornaviridae in the new genus Avihepatovirus, which causes a highly lethal, acute, contagious infection in ducklings under 6 weeks of age and, frequently, under 3 weeks of age Three genotypes that may also be serotypes of DHV type I have been identified and designated duck hepatitis A virus (DHAV) types 1, 2 and 3.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
Legislation
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.03.08_DVH.pdf
Publications