First isolation of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) virus from turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) cultured in the Trabzon coastal area of the Black Sea in Turkey.

Kalayci, G., Incoglu, S., and Ozkan, B.
Bull. Eur. Ass. Fish Pathol.
Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) was isolated from cultured turbot fry and broodstock samples in the Trabzon coastal area of the Black Sea, Turkey in 2004. The virus was isolated in EPC and RTG-2 cell lines and identified by immunoperoxidase test, immunofluorescence test and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. The results of applied immunological identification tests confirmed each other. This is the first report on the isolation of VHSV from cultured turbot in Turkey.

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