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Sweden Reports First Ostreid Herpesvirus Outbreak

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SWEDEN - An outbreak of ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant has been reported in farmed oysters.

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All 15,000,000 Pacific oysters at the closed salt water farm, in Sydkoster, Strömstad were effected and died.

This is the first time that infection with ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant has been detected in Sweden. The source of the outbreak has yet to be determined.

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