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Ostreid Herpesvirus Outbreak Reported in Norway

Lucy Towers
03 December 2014, at 12:00am

NORWAY - An outbreak of infection with ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant has been detected in Brumunddal, Norway.

The outbreak effected wild Pacific oysters in Tønsberg, Vestfold. The exact number effected is unknown.

The source of the outbreak is thought to be due to the horizontal spread through water and contact 
with wild species.

An ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant outbreak was reported last month in Swedish waters. Read more on that outbreak here.