Echinococcus multilocularis

Last Modified: Thu, 22 Jun 2023 14:41:21 IST
Disease name Echinococcus multilocularis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable C, D, E
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Echinococcosis, is an infection caused by tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus, a tiny tapeworm just a few millimetres long. Five species of Echinococcus have been identified which infect a wide range of domestic and wild animals. Echinococcosis is a zoonosis, a disease of animals that affects humans.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible Bacteriology/ Parasitology

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