Infection with rabies virus

Last Modified: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:12:52 IST
Disease name Infection with 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. The only treatment is post-exposure rabies vaccination and anti-rabies antibodies.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1903
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
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Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
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