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Japanese encephalitis

Last Modified: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:26:44 GMT
Disease name Japanese encephalitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a mosquito-borne viral agent that can cause encephalitis in equids and humans and reproductive disease in pigs. JEV encephalitis in humans has clinical signs that may include fever, chills, muscle aches, severe headache and vomiting.
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
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.01.07_JEV.pdf
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