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Newcastle disease

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:30:20 IST
Disease name Newcastle disease
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Avian
Definition The OIE define Newcastle Disease as (ND) as an infection of poultry* caused by Newcastle disease virus (NDV), but it may also affect other captive birds including pet, zoo and wild birds. Clinical signs will depend on strain virulence, with highly virulent strains causing severe respiratory, gastrointestinal and neurological disease. Many strains remain asymptomatic or cause milder signs, but sometimes they can evolve into highly virulent strains. Occasional human ND associated disease (conjunctivitis, pneumonia) has been reported in humans after exposure to large quantities of virus
Status in Ireland Disease absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1997
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2012/si/57
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Media_Center/docs/pdf/Disease_cards/NEWCAS-EN.pdf
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