INTERNATIONAL FISH DISEASES ROUND UP – PACIFIC OYSTER DISEASE OUTBREAK IN FRANCE

BY KEITH NUTHALL

A WIDESPREAD outbreak of suspected herpesvirus OsHV-1 has been reported amongst Pacific oysters on the French Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. The Aquatic Animals Commission, of the Office International des Épizooties (OIE) animal health organisation has reported cases in the coastal departments of Vendée and Charente-Maritime (on the Bay of Biscay); Morbihan, Finistère, Côtes-d'Armor and Ille-et-Vilaine (in Brittany); Manche and Calvados (in Normandy); and Hérault on the Mediterranean, near Montpelier.
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