Rift Valley fever virus

Last Modified: Tue, 11 Jul 2023 15:12:38 IST
Disease name Rift Valley fever virus
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is an arthropod borne viral disease characterized by abortion and high mortality rates of new-born 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
Contact ndcc@agriculture.gov.ie

S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (irishstatutebook.ie)

Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/rift-valley-fever/