Foot and mouth disease virus

Last Modified: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 09:02:19 IST
Disease name Foot and mouth disease virus
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease of cloven-hoofed domestic and wild animals. FMD virus typically causes acute febrile disease, followed by vesicles localized on feet, the mouth and the mammary gland of adults. Deaths are rare in adults but FMD virus can cause myocarditis in young animals resulting in death. FMD is not considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland Absent - Official WOAH free status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2001
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC

S.I. No. 51/2012 - European Communities (Control of Foot and mouth Disease) Regulations 2012. (

Link to relevant external website - Foot and Mouth Disease (
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes