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VHS Virus

VHSV infection on BF2 cell lineVHSV 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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