Rabies virus

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Disease name Rabies virus
Animal Health Law Category if applicable B, D, E
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Rabies is a viral disease that affects all mammals, including humans. Certain species are considered reservoir hosts (dogs, foxes, raccoons, skunks), with other affected species considered dead end hosts. Rabies causes severe nervous system disease, and once clinical signs develop it is invariably fatal. A vaccine is available for dogs, cats and ferrets to prevent rabies.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1903
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
Contact ndcc@agriculture.gov.ie

S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (irishstatutebook.ie)

Link to relevant external website

gov.ie - Animal Rabies (www.gov.ie)

Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/rabies/