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Title: Identification of Tilapia Lake Virus in Egypt in Nile tilapia affected by 'summer mortality' syndrome
Authors: Fathi, Mohamed
Dickson, Cathryn
Dickson, Malcolm
Leschen, William
Baily, Johanna
Muir, Katherine
Ulrich, Kristina
Weidmann, Manfred
Contact Email: m.w.weidmann@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Tilapia lake virus
Tilapia
Mullet
Egypt
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2017
Citation: Fathi M, Dickson C, Dickson M, Leschen W, Baily J, Muir K, Ulrich K & Weidmann M (2017) Identification of Tilapia Lake Virus in Egypt in Nile tilapia affected by 'summer mortality' syndrome, Aquaculture, 473, pp. 430-432.
Abstract: Egyptian fish farms have faced unexplained mortality of tilapia during the summer months in recent years. Epidemiological surveys indicated that 37% of fish farms were affected in 2015 with an average mortality rate of 9.2% and a potential economic impact of around US$ 100 million. Despite a number of researchers and organizations investigating potential causes results so far have been inconclusive. Meanwhile recent reports emerged of the presence of a new orthomyxovirus, Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) in Israel, which shares a border and migrating avifauna with Egypt. Tissue samples from seven farms affected by ‘summer mortality’ were tested at the University of Stirling for TiLV. Samples from three of seven farms tested positive using PCR; the first time that TiLV has been identified in Egypt. Sequence analysis yielded a TiLV sequence with 93% homology to the published TiLV sequence described from Israel. More research is required to determine if TiLV is linked to ‘summer mortality’.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.03.014
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Fathi M, Dickson C, Dickson M, Leschen W, Baily J, Muir K, Ulrich K & Weidmann M (2017) Identification of Tilapia Lake Virus in Egypt in Nile tilapia affected by ‘summer mortality’ syndrome, Aquaculture, 473, pp. 430-432. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.03.014 © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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