Carp (Cyprinus carpio) are an introduced fish that now dominate fish communities throughout many Australian inland waterways. Recently, cyprinid herpesvirus 3, has been proposed as a potential biological control method for carp in Australia.  Reports have been published evaluating the susceptibility of non-target species . However concerns remain around the ecological and environment impact of the release of the virus . This proposal will provide from the published literature a risk assessment of the potential impact on human health from the release of the virus into Australian inland water systems. The psychosocial effects of a mass die off after release of the virus will also be considered in the context of comparison with similar events that have previously occurred.
A report will be provided to FRDC summarising the analysis of the literature.
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