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Oyster Herpesvirus Outbreak Reported in Dorset

30 October 2013

UK - An oyster herpesvirus (OsHV-1 ┬Ávar) outbreak was confirmed in juvenile Pacific oysters at a farm in Poole Harbour, Dorset on 24 October 2013.

Oyster herpesvirus is a virulent viral disease of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas, also known as the rock or cupped oyster). This is the only species of shellfish that is currently known to be susceptible to this virus.

There are no implications for human health: the virus only affects Pacific oysters.

Oyster herpesvirus is a notifiable disease in England and Wales. As such, shellfish producers/operators must apply to the Fish Health Inspectorate to move any live shellfish into or out of the designated area.

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Find out more information on Oyster Herpes Virus by clicking here.

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