Fish Virus Advisory #6v (IHN)

by Tom Sherman


See Video Here: http://vimeo.com/45511166

Although there are restrictions on releasing government-sponsored research on viral infections in wild and farmed fish populations in Canada, many scientists feel a professional obligation to share this research…

The public should know that the virus ‘IHN’ is present in trout and salmon populations in both the Atlantic and Pacific waters of Canada. IHN (Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis) is a viral disease of rainbow trout and other salmonoids. IHN is related to VSV (Vesicular Stomatitus Indiana Virus) and VHS (Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia). VSV and VHS are also viral diseases that plague trout and salmon. IHN and VSV and VHS are all in the viral genus Lyssa (Rhabdoviridae), the family of viruses commonly known as rabies.

IHN is more closely related to the Lyssavirus than VSV and VHS.

IHN is a rabies virus that attacks fish.

This viral work builds on my work with Bernhard Loibner and Nerve Theory a few years back. We made many pieces based on research and thinking about the bird flu (H5N1). Here is a database of this previous viral work: kunstradio.at/2006A/H5N1en.html

Tom Sherman 2012