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Nipah virus encephalitis

Last Modified: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:26:45 GMT
Disease name
Nipah virus encephalitis
Species affected
Multiple(not specified), Swine
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
Sally Gaynor SSVI
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