Deadly fish virus threat is the worst yet

Once again, one of our outdoor resources is being threatened. Just as occurred with invaders such as lamprey eels, zebra mussels, round gobies, and diseases such as whirling disease in trout and chronic wasting disease in deer, the presence of a unique strain of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) could be devastating to our freshwater fish. Once a fish is infected with VHS, there is no known cure, and almost every species of warm or cool water fish in the state is susceptible to the virus. The virus is harmless to humans.




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