Last Modified: Fri, 09 Jun 2023 12:51:16 IST
Disease name Leishmaniosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Leishmaniosis is not a single entity but comprises a variety of syndromes caused primarily by at least 16 Leishmania species affecting humans, transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies belonging to the genera Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia. Leishmaniosis is associated with and limited by the geographic distribution of its sandfly vectors. Fifteen nosogeographical entities have been classified worldwide, of which 13 have an established or putative zoonotic nature
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Unknown
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/leishmaniosis/