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Foot and mouth disease

Last Modified: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:36:40 IST
Disease name Foot and mouth disease
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease of cloven-hoofed domestic and wild animals. FMD virus typically causes acute febrile disease, followed by vesicles localized on feet, the mouth and the mammary gland of adults. Deaths are rare in adults but FMD virus is can cause myocarditis of young animals causing death. FMD is not considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland Official OIE free status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2001
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact Hazel Sheridan SSVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link