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Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:31:57 IST
Disease name Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition 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
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/fr/Health_standards/tahm/2.01.17_TRYPANO_SURRA.pdf
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