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Further Outbreaks of Koi Herpesvirus Detected in UK

18 August 2015

UK - An outbreak of Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease has been confirmed at Ruddy Pond Lakes, Church Road, Dodleston, Chester, Cheshire.

The site is now subject to statutory controls to prevent, or limit the spread of the disease.

The Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI) at Cefas, acting on behalf of Defra, has issued a confirmed designation prohibiting the movement of fish to, from and within the fishery complex.

Clinical signs of KHV disease may include white or necrotic patches on the gills, rough patches on the skin, sloughing mucous and sunken eyes. These signs usually appear when water temperatures are between 16 and 28 degrees centigrade. Anyone noting deaths in carp or carp hybrids, with signs of disease similar to those above, or have suspicion of notifiable disease in any aquatic animal, should immediately contact the FHI.

Anyone who imports, keeps, fishes for, or retails carp (common and ornamental) and carp hybrids should take precautions to prevent the spread of KHV.

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