INTERNATIONAL FISH DISEASE ROUND UP

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE BRITISH government has warned the Aquatic Animals Commission (of the Office International des Épizooties - OIE) that future Bonamia ostreae outbreaks are to be expected in UK oysters. This follows cases of the disease in Whitstable, north Kent, southeast England; and West Loch Tarbert, a sea loch off the Mull of Kintyre, western Scotland.
UK acting chief veterinary officer Dr Fred Landeg had identical messages for the OIE in assessments of both outbreaks: "The event is unlikely to be contained and is now considered to ...


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