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Last Modified: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:36:50 IST
Disease name Myxomatosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Myxomatosis is an important disease of rabbits caused by a poxvirus called the Myxoma virus (MV). MV causes a very mild disease in its original host native to South America, but in some species of rabbits and hares, especially the European rabbits it causes a severe disease with high mortality.
Status in Ireland Not currently Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Not currently Reported
DAFM Division Responsible Veterinary, ERAD, Tb Division
Contact James O'Keeffe SVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link