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VHS Disease Found At Trout Farm

UK - The presence of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (VHS) has been confirmed at a trout farm in North Yorkshire. </b> <br><br> VHS is a notifiable disease which affects mainly farmed rainbow trout, and can cause significant fish mortality. <br><br> Due to the serious nature of VHS, it is standard policy to place controls on entire river catchments on confirmation of the disease. <br><br> Defra has issued an Order under the Diseases of Fish Act 1937, prohibiting movements of fish to and from the catchment of the River Ouse. <br><br> Cefas is currently undertaking an epidemiological investigation to determine the source of infection and whether any spread has occurred. <br><br> Wild and farmed fish are being sampled within the catchment to determine the extent of spread of the infection. <br><br> The site has been cleared of fish (which have been sent for disposal at an approved rendering plant) and the site is now being prepared for disinfection. <br><br> <i>Source: farminguk.com</i>

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