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Foot and mouth disease

Last Modified: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:23:14 GMT
Disease name
Foot and mouth disease
Species affected
Multiple(not specified)
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease of cloven-hoofed domestic and wild animals. FMD virus typically causes acute febrile disease, followed by vesicles localized on feet, the mouth and the mammary gland of adults. Deaths are rare in adults but FMD virus is can cause myocarditis of young animals causing death. FMD is not considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland
Official OIE free status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Sally Gaynor SSVI
Link to relevant external website