OIE: Crayfish Plague Reported In Italy

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
27 September 2011, at 1:00am

ITALY - An outbreak of Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci) has been reported to the OIE by Dr Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Nutrition and Food Safety, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy.

There has been one outbreak of Crayfish plague reported to the OIE.

The outbreaked occured at Crognaleto, Teramo, ABRUZZO

The outbreak is effecting European freshwater crayfish and is currently effecting a defined zone within the country.

So far, the outbreak has resulted in six cases, leading to six deaths.

The source of the outbreak is continuing/unknown.

Control measures currently being applied include:

  • No vaccination
  • No treatment of affected animals