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Infectious salmon anaemia

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:42 IST
Disease name Infectious salmon anaemia
Animal Health Law Category if applicable C, D, E
Species affected Fish
Description Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) is an infectious viral disease of Atlantic salmon, which was first reported in Norway in 1984. Atlantic salmon is the only species known to develop clinical disease but the virus is known to replicate in Rainbow Trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss) and Sea trout (Salmo trutta). The overwhelming majority of cases occur in farmed fish in sea water. The virus has been detected in wild fish but cases of clinical disease have only been reported in farmed fish
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2002
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link