OIE: New Outbreak Of Crayfish Plague Reported

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
1 November 2011, at 12:00am

ITALY - An new 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 new outbreak of Crayfish plague reported to the OIE on 31/10/2011.

The outbreaked occured at Castelnuovo, Isernia, Rocchetta al Volturno, MOLISE

The outbreak is still effecting a defined zone within the country.

So far, the outbreak has resulted in four cases and there have been no deaths so far.

The source of the outbreak is still continuing/unknown.