Statement on Rabies

January 27, 2020

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has identified evidence of exposure to lyssavirus in a sable (a small carnivorous mammal) which had been imported into Ireland as a pet. Lyssaviruses can affect all mammals. The Lyssavirus family of viruses includes rabies virus.

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Dear Members

Further to Statement regarding Rabies ‘As long as animals are not gathering in the area, dogs may travel to other areas for dog shows etc.’

This has been confirmed by email.

Sean Delmar

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