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We describe the finding of a novel viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) Genotype III strain that caused disease of both a neurological and septicaemic nature in seawater-farmed rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss in Storfjorden, Norway. In November 2007, an outbreak of VHS associated with slightly elevated mortality was confirmed at a seawater site(More)
Cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS) is a disease of unknown aetiology, having significant economic impact as it primarily affects large, farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. in seawater, close to harvest. In the present study, we have demonstrated that CMS is a transmissible disease under experimental conditions. Histopathological lesions consistent with CMS(More)
Pancreas disease (PD) was first described in farmed Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., in Scotland in 1976 (Munro et al. 1984). The causative agent was later identified as salmonid alphavirus (SAV), family Togaviridae (Nelson et al. 1995). SAV has also been isolated from rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), with sleeping disease in France (Castric et(More)
Trichinella surveillance in wildlife has relied on the detection of muscle larvae using digestion techniques. Serology has been proposed as more suitable for large-scale epidemiological studies in wildlife. In this study, 328 individual sera from wild red foxes and 16 sera from experimentally infected farmed foxes were serologically tested with both(More)
BACKGROUND In Europe, bat rabies is primarily attributed to European bat lyssavirus type 1 (EBLV-1) and European bat lyssavirus type 2 (EBLV-2) which are both strongly host-specific. Approximately thirty cases of infection with EBLV-2 in Daubenton's bats (Myotis daubentonii) and pond bats (M. dasycneme) have been reported. Two human cases of rabies caused(More)
The early interactions between infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) from Atlantic salmon and susceptible cell lines were studied using a virus overlay protein binding assay (VOPBA). Membrane preparations from four different cell lines, bluegill fry (BF)-2 cells, Chinook salmon embryo (CHSE)-214 cells, salmon head kidney (SHK)-1 cells and Atlantic(More)
Suspected transmission of tuberculosis in a maternity ward from a smear-positive nurse: preliminary results of clinical evaluations and testing of neonates potentially exposed, Rome, Italy, 1 January to 28 July 2011 6 by P Borgia, A Cambieri, F Chini, L Coltella, G Delogu, E Di Rosa, G Fadda, P Giorgi Rossi, E Girardi, D Goletti, G Guasticchi, A Morrone, P(More)
The aquatic birnavirus infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) causes infectious pancreatic necrosis (IPN), a severe disease in farmed salmonid fish. IPNV has a very broad host range and infects many different species of fish as well as molluscs and crustaceans. Investigation of the host reservoir of a virus may reveal important molecular mechanisms(More)
Between 16 September and 5 October 2011 rabies was diagnosed in two arctic foxes and eight reindeer in the Svalbard archipelago, in Norway. This outbreak occurs at the end of the reindeer hunting season and poses an increased risk to many people that were involved in the hunt. As of 28 September 2011, 280 people had received post-exposure prophylaxis. No(More)
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