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Rift Valley fever

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:33:51 IST
Disease name Rift Valley fever
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a viral disease characterized abortion and high mortality rates of newborn animals. Young animals are mostly affected, suffering fever, weakness, gastro-intestinal disease and sudden death. RVF is a zoonotic disease, causing non-fatal flu-like symptoms and liver disease in humans.
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 http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.01.14_RVF.pdf
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