Enzootic Bovine Leukosis

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Disease name Enzootic Bovine Leukosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable C, D, E
Species affected Bovine
Description Enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) is a disease of cattle caused by the bovine leukaemia virus (BLV), a member of the family Retroviridae. Cattle may be infected at any age, including the embryonic stage.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1999 in domestic cattle herds
DAFM Division Responsible Ruminant Animal Health/ERAD Division
Contact erad@agriculture.gov.ie
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/enzootic-bovine-leukosis/