Epizootic hematopoietic necrosis and European catfish virus

Hick, Paul, Ariel, Ellen, and Whittington, Richard (2017) Epizootic hematopoietic necrosis and European catfish virus. In: Woo, Patrick T.K., and Cipriano, Rocco C., (eds.) Fish Viruses and Bacteria: pathobiology and protection. CABI, Wallingford, UK, pp. 38-50.

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[Extract] Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis (EHN) disease is restricted to Australia and is caused by the ranavirus Epizootic Haematopoietic necrosis virus (EHNV). This systemic disease causes high mortality among naturally infected wild redfin perch (Perca fluviatilis), has an impact on farmed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and can threaten populations of native Australian fishes (Whittington et al., 2010; Becker et al., 2013). European catfish virus (ECV) is a closely related ranavirus that was originally isolated from sheatfish (Silurus glanis) in Germany (Ahne et al., 1989). This virus causes high mortalities in sheatfish and black bullhead catfish (Ameiurus melas), and other economically important fishes may also be susceptible (Jensen et al., 2009, 2011).

Item ID: 46030
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-78064-778-4
Keywords: ranavirus, Epizootice Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus, Australia, fish, frogs, reptiles
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 03:04
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3009 Veterinary sciences > 300914 Veterinary virology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830102 Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 100%
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