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Australia’s Surprising Weapon Against Invasive Fish: Herpes

The Australian government recently announced an unusual initiative to eradicate a long-standing animal pest problem.

To rid their streams and rivers of invasive European carp crowding out native freshwater species, officials plan to begin introducing a strain of the herpes virusCyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3), or “carp herpes” — into fish populations.

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