Oysters under threat from deadly herpes virus that is spreading around the world

THE world could soon be facing an oyster shortage as a deadly herpes virus is threatening to devastate oyster populations.

The virus known as Ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1), is impacting Pacific oysters, which is the most popular species to eat due to their large size and experts are worried it could continue to spread around the world. (…) (news.com.au, 15/09/2017)

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