Rabbit haemorrhagic disease,
Ireland
Information received on 14/08/2019 from Dr Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Dublin, Ireland
Summary
Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event 24/07/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 09/08/2019
Report date 14/08/2019
Date submitted to OIE 14/08/2019
Date event resolved 09/08/2019
Reason for notification Listed disease in an unusual host species
Causal agent Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus 2
Serotype RHDV2
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Wexford, Wexford
Date of start of the outbreak 24/07/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (09/08/2019)
Epidemiological unit Natural park
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mountain hare:Lepus timidus(Leporidae) 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mountain hare:Lepus timidus(Leporidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mountain hare:Lepus timidus(Leporidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The hare was observed alive by a member of the public and was running in tight circles before it fell down and died.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (National laboratory) Mountain hare polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 09/08/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations