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'Second case of fatal fish disease no risk'

by the Fish Site Editor
28 June 2006, at 1:00am

UK - A second case of bacterial kidney disease in Britain has been described as no cause for alarm. The first case of BKD was found in fish during routine testing at Brongest Fish Farm, Ceredigion, and all movement of fish to and from the farm has stopped. The second case emerged on a trout farm in Devon. A similar prohibition order has been placed on Waldon Fish Farm and Fishery, Thornbury, Holsworthy. The disease, which can cause large numbers of mortalities in both farmed and wild salmon and trout, is not common and only occurs sporadically. Brongest is the only site in Wales to be affected. A Welsh Assembly Government spokesman said experts were investigating the source of the outbreak. <i>Source: icWales</i>

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