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Bluetongue

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:56 IST
Disease name Bluetongue
Animal Health Law Category if applicable C, D, E
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Bluetongue is an infectious, non-contagious, vector-borne viral disease that affects wild and domestic ruminants such as sheep, goats, cattle, buffaloes, deer, most species of African antelope and various other Artiodactyla as vertebrate hosts.
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/eli/2008/si/133
Link to relevant external website http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/bluetongue/
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/animal-diseases/bluetongue/
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