Infection with Perkinsus olseni

Last Modified: Tue, 27 Jun 2023 13:13:16 IST
Disease name Infection with Perkinsus olseni
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Molluscs
Description Perkinsus olseni is a pathogenic dinoflagellate which affects a large range of mollusc species. It targets the connective tissue of the hosts organs and their haemocytes. It can be fatal or lead to a life long carrier status. Clinical signs are non specific; dead or gapping molluscs with individuals in the later stages of the disease slow to close their valves.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
Link to relevant external website
Fish Health Unit |
Notifiable in Ireland No
WOAH Listed Yes