Thursday, January 28, 2010

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHS) in Lake Superior

You may have heard yesterday's news from Cornell University that scientists had found the viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv), which causes fatal anemia and hemorrhaging in many fish species in fish from Lake Superior.

Press release from Cornell.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued this press release on the scientific findings.

To learn more about this disease in the Great Lakes, read Wisconsin Sea Grant's Phil Moy's questions and answers on the topic.

WDNR has a Web site on VHS.