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TITLE
Risk assessment of new and emerging systemic iridoviral diseases for European fish and aquatic
ecosystems
  rana_en.pdf (3.43 MB)
Document ID LIB154
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 01/04/2005
Document reference RANA
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Health

DOCUMENT TEXT

Short description 
Infectious diseases in European
aquaculture are causing significant
production losses and interruption to
trade through preventive movement
restrictions – many of these diseases
are caused by the iridovirus group.
Ornamental fish, i.e. non-indigenous
species, may be vectors of systemic
iridovirus and pose a threat to
amphibian, farmed and indigenous
fish species. A risk assessment model
(RAM) applying epidemiological
principles and methods needs to be
developed to assess the potential
pathways of spread and likely impact
of viruses showing greatest virulence
in experimental trials.RANA will assess the threat of systemic iridoviruses to
amphibians, and farmed and wild freshwater fish in the EU.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  RANA will assess the threat of systemic iridoviruses to
amphibians, and farmed and wild freshwater fish in the EU. It
will:
Develop diagnostic methods for the detection of systemic
iridoviruses in tissues of infected species
Develop methods to differentiate highly virulent strains
from the less potent ones
Monitor disease in amphibians and ornamental fish to
assess the presence of systemic iridovi ...

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