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Infectious Haematopoietic necrosis

Last Modified: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:17:17 GMT
Disease name Infectious Haematopoietic necrosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Fish
Definition Infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN) is an infectious viral disease of salmon and trout, which was first recognised in the 1950s in North America in Chinook and Sockeye salmon . The disease has most economic significance for freshwater farms, however Pacific and Atlantic salmon in both freshwater and seawater have been severely affected
Status in Ireland Not Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
Contact Fiona Geoghegan (Fish Health Manager)
Legislation
Link to relevant external website http://www.fishhealth.ie/FHU/AboutUs/
OIE Link http://web.oie.int/eng/normes/fcode/en_chapitre_1.10.4.pdf
Publications