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Marteilia Refringens Disease Outbreak In Greece

08 November 2010

GREECE - Immediate notification of an outbreak of Marteilia refringens has been confirmed by the Directorate General of Veterinary Services in Athens.

To date there have been five outbreaks of the disease in farmed mussels across Greece.

Marteilia refringens is a parasite which affects the digestive system of several bivalve species, inducing physiological disorders and eventually results in death.

The source of the outbreak is unknown and cases are being monitored.

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