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Nipah virus encephalitis

Last Modified: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:26:45 GMT
Disease name Nipah virus encephalitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified), Swine
Definition Nipah virus (NiV) is an emerging zoonotic disease, now endemic in Southeast Asia, that mainly affects pigs. However there is evidence NiV may infect other species, including: dogs, cats, goats and horses. NiV causes severe & often fatal encephalitis in humans exposed to diseased pigs.
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 Not notifiable in ireland
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/home/eng/media_center/docs/pdf/disease_cards/nipah-en.pdf
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