Teschovirus encephalomyelitis

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Disease name Teschovirus encephalomyelitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Swine
Description Teschovirus encephalomyelitis was first described as a particularly virulent, highly fatal encephalomyelitis of pigs and was previously known as Teschen disease (or enterovirus encephalomyelitis). It is caused by strains of porcine teschovirus serotype 1 (PTV-1) of the genus Teschovirus, family Picornaviridae. . In addition to PTV-1 strains, the milder form of the disease can be caused by other PTV serotypes, including PTV-2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -9 and -10.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible Veterinary Public Health, Pig & Poultry Health Division
Contact pigandpoultryhealth@agriculture.gov.ie
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130/made/en/
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed No
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.08.09_TESCHOVIRUS_ENCEPH.pdf