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Bonamia ostreae

Last Modified: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:45:19 GMT
Disease name Bonamia ostreae
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Molluscs
Definition 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 Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Present in 8 Bays
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
Contact Fiona Geoghegan (Fish Health Manager)
Legislation http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:328:0014:0056:en:PDF
Link to relevant external website http://www.fishhealth.ie/FHU/AboutUs/
OIE Link http://web.oie.int/eng/normes/fmanual/2.4.03_B_OST.pdf
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