Infection with Bluetongue virus

Last Modified: Fri, 07 Jul 2023 14:43:56 IST
Disease name Infection with Bluetongue virus
Animal Health Law Category if applicable C, D, E
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Bluetongue is a viral disease that affects wild and domestic ruminants and camelids. The virus is most commonly spread by Culicoides midges, but it can also be spread through blood and blood products, semen and embryos. Pregnant animals can pass the virus to their offspring in the womb. There is no public health risk associated with Bluetongue virus.
Status in Ireland Absent - official OIE free status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
S.I. No. 133/2008 - European Communities (Bluetongue) Regulations 2008 Arrangement of Regulations (
Link to relevant external website - Bluetongue Virus (
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes