Homepage - donkeytime.org | Fish Health | Dr. Erik JohnsonKoi herpesvirus KHV has recently been classified as a member of the family of Alloherpesviridae within the order of Herpesvirales. One of the unique features of Herpesviridae is latent infection following a primary infection. However, KHV latency has not been recognized. To determine if latency occurs in clinically normal fish from facilities with a history of KHV infection or exposure, the presence of the KHV genome was investigated in healthy koi by PCR and Southern blotting. Virus shedding was examined via tissue culture and reverse transcription-PCR RT-PCR testing of gill mucus and feces from six koi every other day for 1 month.
Quarantine and Koi Herpesvirus Disease
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