Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever

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Disease name Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) infects multiple animal species via tick bite. Susceptible species include but are not limited to deer, hares, sheep, goats and cattle. Most bird species appear to be resistant with the exception of the ostrich. CCHF causes no clinical symptoms in animals and its importance lies in the reservoir for human infection. CCHF causes severe haemorrhagic viral disease of people, acquired from ticks, tissues of infected animals, and from other infected sick humans. Due to their close contact with potentially infected asymptomatic animals farmers, agricultural workers, veterinarians, laboratory workers and hospital staff most vulnerable to infection.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC

S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (

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Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes