Infectious salmon anemia virus: causative agent, pathogenesis and immunity.

  title={Infectious salmon anemia virus: causative agent, pathogenesis and immunity.},
  author={Frederick S B Kibenge and Khalid Munir and Molly J. T. Kibenge and Tomy Joseph and Emeka E Moneke},
  journal={Animal health research reviews},
  volume={5 1},
Infectious salmon anemia (ISA) virus (ISAV), an economically important new pathogen in marine aquaculture, is classified in the family Orthomyxoviridae, genus Isavirus. The main structural properties of this genus include enveloped virions 90-140 nm in diameter with surface projections of a combined receptor-binding hemagglutinin and receptor-destroying enzyme activity demonstrated to be an esterase, hence recently designated HE, and a genome composed of eight segments of linear, single… CONTINUE READING


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