The Fourth International Symposium on Ranaviruses: Summary of North American Herpetological Content and Points of Interest

4th International Ranavirus Symposium

  • Lauren Ash
  • Rachel Marschang
  • Jolianne Rijks
  • Amanda Duffus Gordon State College
Keywords: Ranavirus, emerging infection


Ranaviruses are large double stranded DNA viruses from the family Iridoviridae. They are globally distributed and are currently known to affect fish, reptiles and amphibians. In North America, ranaviruses are also widely distributed, and cause frequent morbidity and mortality events in both wild and cultured populations. This is a synopsys of the North American content of the 4th International Symposium on Ranaviruses held in May 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.