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VHSV: Virology

VHSV infection on BF2 cell line

A disease affecting farmed rainbow trout, farmed turbot, farmed Japanese flounders and also a wide variety of wild fish. VHSV is a Novirhabdovirus within the Rhabdoviridae family.

Clinical signs of VHSV include lethargy in the fish, darkening of the skin, distended abdomen, exophthalmia, anaemia and haemorrhaging.

The diagnostic methods include:

  • Virus Isolation

  • Immunofluorescence antibody test (IFAT)

  • Enyzme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

  • Molecular and sequencing

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