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African horse sickness

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:38:00 IST
Disease name African horse sickness
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Equidae
Description African horse sickness (AHS) is an acute or subacute, insect-borne, viral disease of equids that is endemic to Africa. It is characterized by severe respiratory and circulatory system associated clinical signs, and has a very high mortality rate. AHS is not considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland Absent - official OIE free status
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/2014/en/si/0116.html
Link to relevant external website http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/diseasecontrol/africanhorsesickness/
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/index.php?id=169&L=0&htmfile=chapitre_ahs.htm
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