May 14, 2007 Update: "It is a major fish health crisis now in Wisconsin."
- Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
"VHS is catastrophic certainly within the context of the Great Lakes ecosystem and the fishery resources. As a fish health problem, it is in fact catastrophic."
- Jim Winton, Ph.D., USGS Fish Health
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May 14, 2007, Update: The deadly VHS virus (viral hemorrhagic septicemia) has now also been found in the Lake Winnebago chain of lakes - the first VHS infection confirmed in Wisconsin inland waters. The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources confirmed on May 12, 2007, that two freshwater drum fish, or sheepshead, from the Little Lake Butte des Morts tested positive for VHS and describes the situation as "a major fish health crisis in Wisconsin."
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