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Investigation into Suspected ISA Outbreak

21 June 2012, at 1:00am

CANADA - Another suspected outbreak of infectious salmon anemia at Cooke Aquaculture in Nova Scotia is reported to be under investigation.

According to a report in the Chronical Herald, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is carrying out preliminary tests into the potential outbreak although it has not revealed details of the salmon farm.

If the disease is confirmed the agency is expected to post the details on its website in early July.

Several hundred thousand farmed salmon were destroyed earlier this year after an outbreak of the disease at an open-pen salmon farm outside Shelburne Harbour owned by Cooke.

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