Infection with Echinococcus multilocularis

Last Modified: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:00:57 GMT
Disease name Infection with Echinococcus multilocularis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable C, D, E
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Echinococcosis, or Hydatid disease, is an infection caused by tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus, a tiny tapeworm just a few millimetres long. Five species of Echinococcus have been identified which infect a wide range of domestic and wild animals. Echinococcosis is a zoonosis, a disease of animals that affects humans.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
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