Duck virus hepatitis

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:49 IST
Disease name Duck virus hepatitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Avian
Description Hepatitis in ducks can be caused by at least three different viruses. The more common and internationally widespread is duck hepatitis virus (DHV) type I, a member of the Picornaviridae in the new genus Avihepatovirus, which causes a highly lethal, acute, contagious infection in ducklings under 6 weeks of age and, frequently, under 3 weeks of age Three genotypes that may also be serotypes of DHV type I have been identified and designated duck hepatitis A virus (DHAV) types 1, 2 and 3.
Status in Ireland No information available
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland No information available
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
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Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
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