West Nile Fever

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:15 IST
Disease name West Nile Fever
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description WNF is a mosquito-borne virus that can circulate amongst birds (main reservoir host), but can also affect humans and horses. Since the 1990s WNF has become an important human and veterinary pathogen globally. WNF in horses (and other mammals) will cause fever and severe neurological disease (weakness, paralysis, convulsions) Approx 80% of infected humans will display no clinical signs, 20% will have flu like symptoms and a very small number (
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact ndcc@agriculture.gov.ie
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/animal-diseases/West-Nile-fever/