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Rift Valley fever

Last Modified: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:26:48 GMT
Disease name
Rift Valley fever
Species affected
Multiple(not specified)
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
Sally Gaynor SSVI
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