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Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:36 IST
Disease name Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Equidae
Definition Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis (VEE) viruses, of the genus Alphavirus of the family Togaviridae, cause disease ranging from mild febrile reactions to fatal encephalitic zoonoses in Equidae and humans. They are transmitted by haematophagous insects, primarily mammalophilic
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & International Division
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/50/made/en/print?q=si+50+2016&=&=
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.05.14_VEE.pdf
Publications