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Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) is a fish rhabdovirus infection of world-wide importance. Control policies have been established but the disease still causes heavy losses in fish farming. The development of a recombinant subunit vaccine was initiated to produce a safe and effective vaccine to protect fish against VHS. The VHS virus (VHSV) glycoprotein,(More)
The mRNA transcribed from the N gene of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) of salmonids has been cloned in Escherichia coli and expressed. Fusion proteins were recognized by monoclonal antibody directed against the N protein from the viral particle. A 1212 bp long open reading frame (ORF) coding for 404 amino acids with a calculated Mr of 44590 was(More)
Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV), a rhabdovirus, is a major threat for continental European trout fish farming. The development of a recombinant subunit vaccine could solve that problem. The neutralizing epitopes are located on the glycoprotein or G protein, the surface antigen. The G protein has a molecular weight of 65 kDa, reduced to 55 kDa by(More)
Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) has been considered for many years to be a major cause of loss in the French trout industry. The high prevalence of VHS in certain geographic areas made a control strategy based on control policy unfeasible. This provided the impetus for immunoprophylaxis development that resulted in 3 successive types of vaccines:(More)
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