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Kenyan Trout Farm Confirms Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis Outbreak

2 August 2016, at 1:00am

KENYA - An outbreak of infectious haematopoietic necrosis has been reported on a Kenyan rainbow trout farm.

The freshwater farm, located next to a river in Githima, Kieni East, destroyed all 4854 fish susceptible after 1034 cases were confirmed.

The farmer observed mortalities after introducing a consignment of imported eggs from Europe into the farm.

OIE has therefore noted that the source of the outbreak is due to vertical spread through infected eggs or gametes.


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