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Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome Removed from Controlled Diseases in England, Wales

05 November 2012, at 12:00am

UK - The European Commission has issued Commission Implementing Directive 2012/31/EU removing Epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS) from the list of controlled diseases in aquatic animals.

The criteria for the listing of exotic and non-exotic diseases includes that they have the potential for significant economic impact if introduced to the Union. The decision was taken as the impact of the disease was deemed pose no impact to a low impact on aquaculture in the Union.

It was also concluded that the disease was likely to have entered the Union repeatedly via ornamental fish and considering the fact that no outbreaks of EUS have been reported in the Union, there is no evidence to suggest that EUS has the potential for detrimental environmental impact.

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