Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)

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Disease name Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Surra is caused by the protozoa Trypanosma evansi. Although particularly serious in equids, it has been reported in many domesticated and wild species. It is spread mechanically by biting insects and may result in very high morbidity and mortality rates in naive populations. Surra is not considered a public health risk
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes