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Anthrax

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:38:00 IST
Disease name Anthrax
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Anthrax is a disease caused by the spore-forming bacteria Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax occurs on all the continents, causes acute mortality in ruminants and is a zoonosis (a disease which primarily affects animals, but causes disease in humans).
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1970
DAFM Division Responsible Ruminant Animal Health/ERAD Division
Contact erad@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 Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/animal-diseases/Anthrax/
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