Rift Valley fever

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:26 IST
Disease name Rift Valley fever
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a viral disease characterized abortion and high mortality rates of newborn animals. Young animals are mostly affected, suffering fever, weakness, gastro-intestinal disease and sudden death. RVF is a zoonotic disease, causing non-fatal flu-like symptoms and liver disease in humans.
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/animal-diseases/Rift-Valley-fever/