Equine encephalomyelitis (Western)

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Disease name Equine encephalomyelitis (Western)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E
Species affected Equidae
Description Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) is a potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease that affects equids (horses, mules, donkeys & zebras) and humans. Disease has mostly been reported in the Americas, where birds and mosquitoes are considered the principal reservoir of infection. WEE causes disease in humans, causing flu-like symptoms or neurological disease, with occasional human fatalities reported
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/