UN raises alarm: deadly virus from the shelves may disappear one of the most popular types of fish

Deadly and very contagious virus spreading rapidly throughout the world, affecting one of the most popular lake fish – tilapia.

With such a warning made by the food and agriculture organization of the UN (FAO), reports “Диалог.UA”.

According to experts, highly contagious viral disease is not dangerous to humans, but deadly for your tilapia. It has already distributed in 5 countries on 3 continents. In particular, the virus has already atrocities in Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Israel and Thailand. In the latter he has already destroyed 90% of the population of this fish.

“Tilapia is one of the most popular types of fish in the world. It is an important part of modern food basket of many families in different countries. In 2015, the global tilapia production amounted to 6.4 million tons worth $ 9.8 billion. The production of this fish provides jobs and income for millions of people in the domestic and export markets”, – said the representatives of the UN, stressing that the disappearance of this species faces a dire economic consequences for a large number of countries.

The experts urge the authorities of the countries producing tilapia on the lookout for this situation and in case of losing fish to quarantine.

We will remind, earlier”Диалог.UA” reported thatin Russia, the lake was covered with tons of dead fish.