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Equine encephalomyelitis (Western)

Last Modified: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:26:46 GMT
Disease name Equine encephalomyelitis (Western)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Equidae
Definition Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) is a potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease that affects equids (horses, mules, donkeys & zebras) and humans. Disease has mostly been reported in the Americas, where birds and mosquitoes are considered the principal reservoir of infection. WEE causes disease in humans, causing flu-like symptoms or neurological disease, with occasional human fatalities reported
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 http://ezone/intranet/
OIE Link