Accession Number : ADA322941

Title :   Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia of Fishes.

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE KEARNEYSVILLE WV NATIONAL FISH HEALTH RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Mann, Joyce A.

PDF Url : ADA322941

Report Date : 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, is a viral disease of trout, salmon, and several nonsalmonid fishes. The disease formerly was known by other names such as infectious kidney swelling and liver degeneration, trout plague, and Egtved disease (after a small village in Denmark where there was an outbreak of the disease). The disease occurs in susceptible fishes of any age and is known to cause significant losses in fish populations. Survivors of the infection usually become carriers of the virus. Until recently, when it was detected in the State of Washington (United States), VHS virus was confined to European and Scandinavian countries.

Descriptors :   *INFECTIOUS DISEASES, *FISHES, *HEMORRHAGE, *TROUT, EUROPE, UNITED STATES, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), VIRUS DISEASES, VIRUSES, SEPTICEMIA, VIRAL PNEUMONIA, DENMARK, VILLAGES, PLAGUES, WASHINGTON(STATE).

Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE