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Duck virus hepatitis

Last Modified: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:01:27 GMT
Disease name
Duck virus hepatitis
Species affected
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
Micheál Casey SSRO
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