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Last Modified: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:26:46 GMT
Disease name Rabies
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Rabies is a viral disease that affects all mammals, including humans. Certain species are considered reservoir hosts (dogs, foxes, raccoons, skunks), with other affected species considered dead end hosts. Rabies causes severe nervous system disease, and once clinical signs develop it is invariably fatal. The only treatment is post-exposure rabies vaccination and anti-rabies antibodies.
Status in Ireland Disease absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1903
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link