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Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:36 IST
Disease name
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
Species affected
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
Sally Gaynor SSVI
Link to relevant external website