May 29, 2007 Madison, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported on May 24, 2007, that a brown trout that died in Lake Michigan and washed ashore near the Kewaunee/ Algoma area preliminarily tested positive for viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory conducted the preliminary test on the Lake Michigan trout. The sample has been sent to an Ames, Iowa, lab to confirm the VHS findings.The deadly fish disease also spread earlier this month to Lake Winnebago fish in eastern Wisconsin.
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