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Prevalence, impact and life cycle of an emerging endemic disease: the rosette-like agent - FC1176

Summary Objectives

The rosette-like agent (RLA) is an obligate intracellular parasite recently identified in the UK as the cause of disease and mortality among sunbleak (Leucaspius delineatus) & fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). This work aims to provide information to allow the development of a risk assessment for RLA, including the potential economic losses and impact on UK biodiversity from this non-notifiable endemic disease.

Key Customer Purpose

Provision of objective scientific data to enable the development of appropriate policies on a non-notifiable endemic disease.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2009

Cost: £82,110
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University of Bournemouth
Fish Disease              
Fish Health              
Freshwater Fish Stocks              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture