First clinically apparent koi herpesvirus infection in the Czech Republic.
Novotny, L; Pokorova, D; Reschova, S; Vicenova, M; Axmann, R; Vesely, T; Mikler, JR
Bull. Eur. Ass. Fish Pathol.
Koi herpesvirus disease (KHVD) is a highly contagious viral illness causing significant morbidity and mortality in common carp (Cyprinus carpio). KHVD has been confirmed in almost all countries around the world except Australia. KHV has been previously detected in the Czech Republic based on PCR screening but with no clinical signs of KHVD. An outbreak of KHVD with clinical signs, and severe mortality was confirmed n July 2009 by histopathology and virological testing of hepatopancreas, anterior kidney, spleen and gill samples. [The koi carp originated from a garden pond in Lazne Bohdanec district.]