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Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)

Last Modified: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:26:47 GMT
Disease name
Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)
Species affected
Multiple(not specified)
Surra is caused by the protozoa Trypanosma evansi. Although particularly serious in equids, it has been reported in many domesticated and wild species. It is spread mechanically by biting insects and may result in very high morbidity and mortality rates in naive populations. Surra is not considered a public health risk.
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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