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Diseases of Fish Studied at the Headquarters Seattle Laboratory

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Susceptibility testing of fish species - BSL-3

Susceptibility testing of fish species to exotic or invasive viruses by injection in the aquatic biosafety level three (BSL-3) laboratory, a high level quarantine facility designed to conduct in vivo and in vitro studies with aquatic pathogens of veterinary significance.  Sciencetist in photo: Evi Emmenegger, supervisor of the aquatic BSL-3 laboratory. Photo credit, USGS. (Public domain.)

Emerging Viruses

  • CTV
  • Nidovirus

Fish Viruses of Interest

  • Salmonid alphavirus
  • Piscine myocarditis virus 
  • Piscine orthoreovirus