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Title: Viral infections in tilapines: More than just tilapia lake virus
Authors: Vimbai Irene Machimbirike
Mona Dverdal Jansen
Saengchan Senapin
Pongsak Khunrae
Triwit Rattanarojpong
Ha Thanh Dong
Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University
Mahidol University
Thailand National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
King Mongkut s University of Technology Thonburi
Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Issue Date: 30-Mar-2019
Citation: Aquaculture. Vol.503, (2019), 508-518
Abstract: © 2019 Elsevier B.V. There is an increasing number of emerging infectious agents, although not zoonotic, that affect farmed tilapines worldwide. Most recently, the emergence of a new virus, tilapia lake virus (TiLV), has diverted global attention to it while little or no research is being done on the other viruses of possible equal importance. These other viruses have reportedly been associated with relatively high mortalities (20–100%) in several cases of natural disease outbreaks or laboratory challenges. The objective of this review is to highlight viral infections of tilapines that may have been neglected by the scientific community but are also requiring systematic investigation. The viral infections in this review include infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV, Aquabirnavirus), nervous necrosis virus (VNN, Betanodavirus), tilapia larvae encephalitis virus (TLEV, Herpesvirus), and the Iridovirus infections namely Bohle iridovirus (BIV, Ranavirus) infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus (ISKNV, Megalocytivirus), Lymphocystivirus and another Iridovirus-like infection. This review summarizes current scientific knowledge on viral infections that affect tilapines and highlights diagnosis methods for disease surveillance and discusses the future visions for disease control.
ISSN: 00448486
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2019

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