Detection and characterization of viruses of the genus Megalocytivirus in ornamental fish imported into an Australian border quarantine premises: an emerging risk to national biosecurity.

@article{Nolan2015DetectionAC,
  title={Detection and characterization of viruses of the genus Megalocytivirus in ornamental fish imported into an Australian border quarantine premises: an emerging risk to national biosecurity.},
  author={David N Nolan and Fran Stephens and Melanie Crockford and Jeffrey B. Jones and Michael Snow},
  journal={Journal of fish diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={187-95}
}
This report documents an emerging trend of identification of Megalocytivirus-like inclusions in a range of ornamental fish species intercepted during quarantine detention at the Australian border. From September 2012 to February 2013, 5 species of fish that had suffered mortality levels in excess of 25% whilst in the post-entry quarantine and had Megalocytivirus-like inclusion bodies in histological sections were examined by PCR. The fish had been imported from Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka… CONTINUE READING
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