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First detection of piscine reovirus (PRV) in marine fish species.

Abstract

Heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI) is a disease that affects farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. several months after the fish have been transferred to seawater. Recently, a new virus called piscine reovirus (PRV) was identified in Atlantic salmon from an outbreak of HSMI and in experimentally challenged fish. PRV is associated with the development of HSMI, and has until now only been detected in Atlantic salmon. This study investigates whether the virus is also present in wild fish populations that may serve as vectors for the virus. The virus was found in few of the analyzed samples so there is probably a more complex relationship that involves several carriers and virus -reservoirs.

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  • Authors

    Wiik-Nielsen CR, Løvoll M, Sandlund N, Faller R, Wiik-Nielsen J, Bang Jensen B

    Institution

    Norwegian Veterinary Institute, PO Box 750 Sentrum, 0106 Oslo, Norway. christer.nielsen@vetinst.no

    Source

    Diseases of aquatic organisms 97:3 2012 Jan 24 pg 255-8

    MeSH

    Animals
    Fish Diseases
    North Sea
    Norway
    Reoviridae
    Reoviridae Infections
    Salmo salar

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22422096