Hendra Virus

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:43 IST
Disease name Hendra Virus
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Hendra virus is an emerging viral disease of horses and humans in Australia. The virus is shed by fruit bats to horses and causes severe respiratory and neurological disease, with a high mortality rate. Hendra virus has spread from affected horses to humans, with subsequent human fatalities reported. (WHO)
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 No
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/information-on-aquatic-and-terrestrial-animal-diseases/