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Risk of introducing viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) to the Chilean South Pacific via sardine imports from Europe

Chile imports from Spain 1  s of metric tons of frozen sardine   Sardina pilchardus fished in European oceans, which, with several   other clupeids, are presumed susceptible to infection with viral   hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV). The frozen sardines are   directly introduced into the sea as bait to catch southern hake   Merluccius australis in the same areas where wild and pen-raised   salmonids are present. A simulation model was therefore developed to   evaluate the potential risk of infection of wild Chilean southern   hake with VHSV from imported bait. The model indicated that VHSV-  susceptible fish species present in Chilean waters, like southern   hake, are not at immediate risk of infection. However, sensitivity   analyses showed that infectious doses at lower concentrations of   VHSV combined with higher VHSV-prevalence import scenarios could   likely result in VHSV infections of a moderate number of indigenous   southern hake [>=54 fish yr(-1)].     (VHS); (VHSv); (viral hemorrhagic septicemia); (viral haemorrhagic   septicaemia); (viral hemmorrhagic septicemia)

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Tim E. CarpenterPrincipal Investigator
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Ronald HedrickResearcher
Associated with 2 projects
Luis Pablo Herve-ClaudeResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Department of Homeland Security $ 10,000.00USDActual

Funding 1 projects for a total of $10,000.00
Biology And Life History
Parasites and Diseases

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