Lethal Fish Virus in the Great Lakes
A devastating fish virus that has caused huge fish kills in the eastern great lakes has likely spread to Lake Michigan and down the Mississippi River. This could lead to a serious depletion of fish which can directly affect fishers and the fish supply.
Common symptoms of an infected fish are bulging eyes and bleeding skin. Scientists acknowledged that the virus cannot be stopped but can be slowed down. Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus, or VHS virus, does not harm humans if they choose to eat their catch but does effect more than 25 fish species. However, would you really want to eat a fish that has bleeding skin hemorrhages…I sure wouldn’t. Bloody fish anyone? I’ll pass. The VHS virus is a microscopic invader that originally came from Europe, so by definition is an invasive species. As the world continues to grow in numbers with a disregard to the environment, then the world starts to fall apart. It wont be long now before Earth reaches her tipping point.
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