Two Koi Herpesvirus Disease Outbreaks in Bucuresti was reported in Romania

Two Koi Herpesvirus Disease Outbreaks in Bucuresti was reported in Romania

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Two Koi Herpesvirus Disease Outbreaks in Bucuresti was reported in Romania

ROMANIA – The Romanian veterinary authorities have reported two new outbreaks of koi herpesvirus disease outbreaks in Bucuresti.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on 3 March. According to the report, the outbreak was initially observed on 24 May 2016, and was confirmed on 3 March after a polymerase chain reaction test was conducted on 17 February at the Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health.
The affected population comprises koi carp (Ciprinus carpio), where a total of 19 fishes were found to be susceptible. Out of the 19 susceptible fishes, 14 cases and deaths were reported. A total of 17 koi carps were slaughtered.
The OIE has put into place several control measures such as disinfection/disinfestation, stamping out, zoning and depending upon availability or existence of a vaccine, vaccination of all koi carps. However, the affected populations have not received any sort of treatment.
The source or origin of the outbreaks has not yet been determined.

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