Recent advances in detection and control of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus in aquaculture

Annual Review of Fish Diseases
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Abstract

Infectious hematopoietic necrosis (IHN) is one of the most important viral diseases of salmon and trout reared in culture. The disease remains untreatable with avoidance being the only control measure. Much has been learned about the chemical, physical, and serological characteristics of the rhabdovirus causing IHN, but critical gaps exist in our understanding of the biology of the virus in nature. The tools of molecular biology have provided improved methods for detection of pathogens and new strategies for control of viral diseases. This paper reviews several recent improvements in methods for detecting infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus including the application of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, development of monoclonal antibodies and DNA probes, and use of the polymerase chain reaction. New strategies for control of IHN through the use of better water treatment, more resistant fish, antiviral drugs or chemicals, and new generation vaccines are discussed.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Recent advances in detection and control of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus in aquaculture
Series title Annual Review of Fish Diseases
DOI 10.1016/0959-8030(91)90024-E
Volume 1
Year Published 1991
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 11 p.
First page 83
Last page 93