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Testing to determine whether Kansas carp are dying of herpes


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State wildlife and parks staff are collecting and testing samples from fish carcasses to determine whether a koi herpes virus is behind fish kills in at least two Kansas lakes.

According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, staff have confirmed die-offs at Pomona Reservoir in Osage County and Hillsdale Reservoir in Miami County. Anglers on social media have reported die-offs at other lakes, but they have not been confirmed.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that common carp are the only species that appear to be affected, leading staff to belief th...

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