Category: Aquaculture | Fish Disease and Health

VHS: a vesceroptropic disease of young fishes

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)

Viral characteristics:

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.

Distribution:

Trouts farms in European countries: Denmark, …read more