Carp Killed by Koi Herpes Virus in Southern Minnesota Lake

Carp Killed by Koi Herpes Virus in Southern Minnesota Lake Photo: Minnesota DNR

June 29, 2018 02:26 PM

A large number of carp were found dead on the shores of Lake Byllesby near Cannon Falls after being infected by a virus, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

The DNR said its pathology lab confirmed the fish died from koi herpes virus, a disease that only affects carp and koi fish. The virus kills the fish by damaging their gills and skin.

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