Novirhabdovirus sp. (Family Rhabdoviridae) (Kim and Faisal 2011)
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHS), Egtved virus
First detected in Europe (Bain et al. 2010)
First isolated in the Great Lakes in 2005; had most likely been present for several years (Bain et al. 2010)
Unknown, possibly through ballast water (Bain et al. 2010)
Viral disease of fish that infects a wide range of species and can cause large fish kills (Bain et al. 2010)
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River
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Bain, M.B., E.R. Cornwell, K.M. Hope, et al. 2010. Distribution of an invasive aquatic pathogen (viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus) in the Great Lakes and its relationship to shipping. PLOS ONE 5(4): e10156.
Kim, R., and M. Faisal. 2011. Emergence and resurgence of the viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (Novirhabdovirus, Rhabdoviridae, Mononegavirales). Journal of Advanced Research 2(1):9-23.