Rinderpest virus

Last Modified: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 09:28:04 IST
Disease name Rinderpest virus
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Rinderpest, also known of cattle plague, is a highly contagious disease of cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals. Clinical signs include fever, depression, erosive lesions in the mouth, ocular and nasal discharges, diarrhoea and death.
Status in Ireland Absent - WOAH declared eradicated worldwide 2011
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1866
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/rinderpest/