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Schmallenberg

Last Modified: Thu, 17 May 2018 09:30:31 IST
Disease name Schmallenberg
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Ruminants
Definition Schmallenberg virus is an insect-borne viral disease of cattle, sheep and goats. After infection of the dam by a biting insect, it results in-utero infection of the foetus causing congenital abnormalities of aborted animals and in animals born alive or dead. Also neurological signs may be seen in live offspring. Schmallenberg virus is not considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland Disease absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2013
DAFM Division Responsible
Contact
Legislation Not notifiable in Ireland
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Our_scientific_expertise/docs/pdf/A_Schmallenberg_virus.pdf
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