The IHN disease (infectious haematopoietic necrosis) is caused by a rhabdo virus.
IHN is a disease of salmonid fish. However, the virus can also be transmitted by other fish species, e.g. pikeperch. Other animals apart from fish cannot become infected by the virus and eating fish affected by the disease does not cause any health risks to people or other homeothermic animals, such as dogs or cats.
- More information on IHN disease (EU reference laboratory)