Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern)

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Disease name Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E
Species affected Equidae
Description Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) is a mosquito-borne virus affecting equids and humans in the Americas. Wild bird populations can act as disease reservoirs, and when EEE spreads to horses it causes fever and severe neurological disease. In humans initial clinical signs include fever and flu-like symptoms, before the onset of severe neurological disease and EEE in humans has a high fatality rate.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact ndcc@agriculture.gov.ie
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/information-on-aquatic-and-terrestrial-animal-diseases/