Monkey pox virus

Last Modified: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:23:39 GMT
Disease name Monkey pox virus
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Monkeypox virus is structurally related to the smallpox virus and causes similar, but usually milder illness. Monkeypox, like smallpox, is a member of the Orthopoxvirus group. Although the reservoir is unknown, the leading candidates are small rodents and squirrels in the rain forests of Africa, mostly in western and central Africa. Human disease occurs in Africa sporadically and in occasional epide
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible Animal Health & Welfare/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Contact Dermot Murphy P.O.
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Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed No
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