Japanese encephalitis

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:41 IST
Disease name Japanese encephalitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a mosquito-borne viral agent that can cause encephalitis in equids and humans and reproductive disease in pigs. JEV encephalitis in humans has clinical signs that may include fever, chills, muscle aches, severe headache and vomiting.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact ndcc@agriculture.gov.ie
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/information-on-aquatic-and-terrestrial-animal-diseases/