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Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia

Last Modified: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:20:46 GMT
Disease name Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Fish
Definition 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 Freedom
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 1998
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
Contact Fiona Geoghegan (Fish Health Manager)
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link