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Koi Herpesvirus Outbreak Confirmed in Suffolk

UK - An outbreak of koi herpesvirus outbreak has been confirmed in Beccles, Suffolk.

Movements of fish into, out of and within a fishery in Beccles, Suffolk have been restricted, following the confirmation of Koi herpesvirus.

Cefas acting on behalf of Defra has issued a confirmed designation prohibiting the movement of fish to, from and within Henstead Fishing Lakes, Henstead, Beccles, Suffolk and applying the following additional control measures.

Under the requirements of the designation the fishery has also been directed to establish and maintain on-site facilities for the disinfection of angling equipment prior to being taken out of the designation area and anglers must comply with their use.

A sample was taken from the affected site following reported deaths of fish showing clinical signs associated with this disease. The sample tested positive for the presence of Koi herpesvirus.

Koi herpesvirus is a notifiable disease, any suspicion of its presence should be immediately reported to:

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) in Weymouth
Tel: 01305 206700
E-mail:fhi@cefas.co.uk

Lucy Towers

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