An acute to chronic vesceroptropic disease of young (fingerling to yearling) rainbow trout at 100C or lower. Also in adult trouts and salmonids, but not usual.
Etiology: VHSV (Viral Haemorrhagic Septicemia Virus)
Bullet-shaped rhabdovirus, enveloped. Length- 180 nm, width- 70-85 nm, apical end rounded, other end flat. ss RNA, replication in cytoplasm. Sensitive to lipid solvents, detergents and proteolytic enzymes.
Trouts farms in European countries: Denmark, …read more