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Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Volume 4 Number 3: Epidemiology and Control of an Outbreak of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia in Wrasse Around Shetland Commencing 2012

DescriptionReport on an outbreak of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia in multiple stocked species of wrasse on six sea-water sites around Shetland Mainland commencing December 2012.
ISBN9781782569558
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateOctober 16, 2013

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ISBN 978 1 78256 955 8 (Web only publication)
ISSN 2043 7722
DPPAS 14874

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Marine Scotland is the directorate of the Scottish Government responsible for the integrated management of Scotland's seas. Marine Scotland Science (formerly Fisheries Research Services) provides expert scientific and technical advice on marine and fisheries issues. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science is a series of reports that publish results of research and monitoring carried out by Marine Scotland Science. These reports are not subject to formal external peer-review.

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Epidemiology and Control of an Outbreak of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia in Wrasse Around Shetland Commencing 2012

L M Hall, R J Smith, E S Munro, I Matejusova, C E T Allan, A G Murray, S J Duguid, N K G Salama, A J A McBeath, I S Wallace, N Bain, M Marcos-Lopez and R S Raynard

Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory
375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB

Contents

Executive Summary

Abbreviations

Glossary of Technical Terms

1 Introduction

2 Chronology of the Outbreak

3 Wrasse Species Testing VHS Positive

4 Geographical Distribution of VHS

5 Laboratory Methods

6 Statistical Analysis

7 Containment Areas Around VHS Positive Sites

8 Removal of Wrasse from Sites

9 Tests for VHS in Other Species

10 Genetic Analysis

11 A 'History' of the VHS Positive Wrasse Populations

12 Origin of the Outbreak

13 Acknowledgments

Appendix 1

Appendix 2