Nipah virus encephalitis

Last Modified: Tue, 25 Jul 2023 11:25:10 IST
Disease name Nipah virus encephalitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Multiple(not specified), Swine
Description Nipah virus (NiV) is an emerging zoonotic disease, now endemic in Southeast Asia, that mainly affects pigs. However there is evidence NiV may infect other species, including: dogs, cats, goats and horses. NiV causes severe & often fatal encephalitis in humans exposed to diseased pigs.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
WOAH Listed Yes