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Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:16 IST
Disease name Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia
Animal Health Law Category if applicable C, D, E
Species affected Fish
Description VHS is a disease of farmed rainbow trout, farmed turbot, farmed Japanese flounder as well as a broad range of wild freshwater and marine species (37, 55, 63) caused by VHSV, a virus belonging to the genus Novirhabdovirus, within the family Rhabdoviridae
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1998
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link