Koi Health - Information on Koi Herpesvirus

Koi Herpesvirus DIstribution in North America

United States KHV was isolated by Hedrick, et al in the late 1990s in carp from Israel and the US. Not reportable in US so the extent of the disease undetermined. Carp were introduced to the US many years ago and KHV disease is infecting carp in native waters as well as koi ponds.

Terhume,Jeffry,; Grizzle,John M,Hayden,Karl; McClenahan,Shasta D,; Lamprecht,Scott D; White,Miller G
First Report of Koi Herpesvirus in Wild Common Carp in the Western Hemisphere
Fish Health Newsletter 32(3) 8-9 Nov 2004

Grimmett, S G,Warg,J V, Getchell, R G, Johnson, D J, and Bowser, P R
An Unsual Koi Herpesvirus Associated with a Mortality Event of Common Carp Cyprinus carpio in New York State, USA
(Outbreak Occurred July 2004, published 2006)

Koi Herpesvirus in Texas, July 13, 2006

Pollick, S
20,000 dead carp: something fishy
2005, Toledo Blade.

Pulling, C
Virus, not alge bloom, killed Twin Buttes carp
06/04/2006, San Agelo Standard Times.

Southard, G.M. and Fries
First Report of Koi herpesvirus in Texas
Fish Health Newslette

Zabroski, S.
Herpes kills dozens of carp
2005, Northwest Indiana Times.