Infection with Bonamia ostreae

Last Modified: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 14:58:41 GMT
Disease name Infection with Bonamia ostreae
Animal Health Law Category if applicable C, D, E
Species affected Molluscs
Description Bonamia ostreae 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 Present (in 8 bays)
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Not applicable
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
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Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
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