Virus Threatens Swedish Shellfish

An imported virus is threatening shellfish in the Kattegat and other Swedish waters. The daily newspapers Göteborgs-Posten and Hallandsposten report that imported tiger prawns are suspected to be the vectors of a virus that has already killed huge amounts of shellfish especially in Asia and North and South America.

The virus has also been registered in the Mediterranean, whereas other European waters seem to have been spared so far. Swedish authorities have now asked the population not to dispose tiger prawns in the drain in order to avoid that the virus spreads through Swedish waters.