Infection with Bonamia exitiosa

Last Modified: Tue, 13 Jun 2023 09:51:15 IST
Disease name Infection with Bonamia exitiosa
Animal Health Law Category if applicable C, D, E
Species affected Molluscs
Description Bonamia exitiosa is an intrahaemocytic protist belonging to the phylum Haplosporidia, which infects the native oyster, Ostrea edulis. The parasite induces physiological disorders which may result in eventual death.
Status in Ireland Disease never reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland N/A
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
Regulation (EU) 2021/620
Link to relevant external website
Fish Health Unit |
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes