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Monkey Pox Virus

Last Modified: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:36:51 IST
Disease name Monkey Pox Virus
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Monkeypox virus is structurally related to the smallpox virus and causes similar, but usually milder illness. Monkeypox, like smallpox, is a member of the Orthopoxvirus group. Although the reservoir is unknown, the leading candidates are small rodents and squirrels in the rain forests of Africa, mostly in western and central Africa. Human disease occurs in Africa sporadically and in occasional epide
Status in Ireland Not Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Contact Michael Sheahan SSVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link