Comparison of quantitative RT-PCR with cell culture to detect viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) IVb infections in the Great Lakes.

@article{Hope2010ComparisonOQ,
  title={Comparison of quantitative RT-PCR with cell culture to detect viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) IVb infections in the Great Lakes.},
  author={Kristine M. Hope and Rufina N. Casey and Geoffrey H. Groocock and Rodman G. Getchell and Paul R. Bowser and James W. Casey},
  journal={Journal of aquatic animal health},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={50-61}
}
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) is an important pathogen of cultured and wild fish in marine and freshwater environments. A new genotype, VHSV IVb, was isolated from a fish collected from the Great Lakes in 2003. Since the first isolation, VHSV IVb has been confirmed in 28 species, signaling the early invasion and continued spread of this Office International des Epizooties-reportable agent. For surveillance of this virus in both wild and experimental settings, we have developed a… CONTINUE READING