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New ISA Case Confirmed in Aysen Region

Lucy Towers
03 July 2015, at 1:00am

CHILE - Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been detected in a Salmones Blumar farm located on the southern coast of Isla Melchor in the Aysen Region.

The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) reported that surveillance identified a new variant of the HPR0 strain, resulting in sequencing of the HPR 8 variant.

Jose Miguel Burgos, National Director of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture, stated: "The Sneak 2 center will be monitored weekly."