DAO 67:15-23 (2005) - doi:10.3354/dao067015
Reactivation of koi herpesvirus infections in common carp Cyprinus carpio
S. St-Hilaire1,2,*, N. Beevers1, K. Way1, R. M. Le Deuff1, P. Martin1, C. Joiner1
ABSTRACT: Two co-habitation studies with common carp were conducted to determine whether latent infections of koi herpesvirus (KHV) exist. Fish were exposed to KHV using 2 different temperature profiles, which induced low and high initial mortality. Subsequently, certain groups of fish were co-habited with naïve fish while others were not. Koi herpesvirus was reactivated in fish from 3 of the 5 experimental tanks. Reactivation of the virus occurred regardless of the initial mortality associated with the virus or whether fish were co-habited with naïve fish. The reactivation of the virus in our experiments occurred several months after the initial exposure to KHV and appeared to be temperature dependent.
KEY WORDS: Koi herpesvirus · KHV · Latent infections · Reactivation · Common carp · Co-habitation
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