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Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS)

VHS is an infectious disease of finfish. It is caused by the viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, which belongs to the family Rhabdoviridae.

In Canada, Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia is a federally reportable disease. This means that anyone who owns or works with aquatic animals, who knows of or suspects Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia in the animals that they own or work with, is required by law to notify the CFIA.

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