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Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Attack On Farmed Trout

by Medindia Content Team on June 2, 2006 at 11:00 AM
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Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Attack On Farmed Trout

A rare virus threatens the government by killing thousands of rainbow trout.Due to an outbreak, fishes were destroyed on a farm in Yorkshire. A very first case of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) attack on wild fish was noticed by fishery official across the catchment area of the river Ouse in Britain.

Scottish island of Gigha also experienced this before on farmed turbot in 1994, industry officials says there is no harm to human beings.

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The chairman of the British Trout Association, Nick Read, says that it is an very bad news since Yorkshire plays a main role in trout culture (having hatcheries and growing young trouts) across the country.

It was not sure that whether they were slaughtered through an electronic stunner or died from the disease. But it was sure, about 19 tonnes (57,000 numbers) of well grown fishes were died from the disease. in the water. It is not known exactly how much stock that represents, but there can be as many as 3,000 fully grown fish to the tonne. The farm site is to be drained and disinfected.

Since the fishes were died in a food producing farm, it should be disinfected. A expert committee is analyzing on its origin.

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