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. EEE in humans has a high fatality rate. There is a vaccine available for equines.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
Contact ndcc@agriculture.gov.ie

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

Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/equine-encephalomyelitis-eastern/