Classical swine fever virus

Last Modified: Tue, 11 Jul 2023 17:19:24 IST
Disease name Classical swine fever virus
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Swine
Description Classical swine fever (CSF), also known as hog cholera, is a contagious viral disease of domestic and wild swine. It is caused by a virus of the genus Pestivirus with clinical signs dependent on the CSF strain. Highly virulent strains will cause fever, weakness, anorexia, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea or constipation, neurological or reproductive disease. CSF is not currently considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland Official OIE free status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1958
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
S.I. No. 516/2012 - European Communities (Classical Swine Fever) Regulations 2012. (
Link to relevant external website - Classical Swine Fever (
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes