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Disease name Scrapie
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Ovine
Description Scrapie is a naturally occurring, infectious, neurodegenerative disease of sheep and goats characterised by vacuolar or spongy changes in the central nervous system (CNS). It has been recognised as a clinical disorder for more than 250 years, and is now classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), or prion disease, defined by the accumulation of an abnormal form (referred to as PrPSc) of a host membrane glycoprotein (prion protein or PrP), in the CNS.
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2018
DAFM Division Responsible SAT Division
Contact Boyd Leonard VI
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link