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Eastern Equine encephalomyelitis

Last Modified: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:52:18 GMT
Disease name Eastern Equine encephalomyelitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Equidae
Definition Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) is a mosquito-borne virus affecting equids and humans in the Americas. Wild bird populations can act as disease reservoirs, and when EEE spreads to horses it causes fever and severe neurological disease. In humans initial clinical signs include fever and flu-like symptoms, before the onset of severe neurological disease and EEE in humans has a high fatality rate.
Status in Ireland Disease absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link