Phillipines bans Japanese Koi imports

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The Phillipines Bureau of Customs has banned the importation of Japanese Koi into the country as a precautionary measure against KHV, according the CNBNEWS.

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The Phillipines is currently KHV-free and is concerned at the impact that the introduction of infected fish from Japan may have upon its industry.

However, in a recent meeting on KHV held in London, experts claimed that based on the most recent confirmed reports, the disease is not in fact present in Japan's ornamental carp industry at all. All of the problems in the country are said to have occurred only in the Magoi Koi, or food carp, industry.

The Japanese carp industry, and the ornamental trade, is currently making tremendous efforts to prevent the spread of the disease.