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New ISA Outbreak Reported in Aysn Region

Lucy Towers
18 November 2015, at 12:00am

CHILE - Sernapesca has confirmed a new outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) at a salmon farm in the Aysn region.

As part of ongoing ISA surveillance, the HPR 2D variant of the virus was detected in a cage belonging to Blumar Salmon, located in the Ninualac canal, north of the island Melchor.

Jose Miguel Burgos, National Director of Sernapesca, noted: "The company is taking all available measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Weekly monitoring has also been established in the farming center to evaluate their progress and the safeguarding biosafety procedures."

Harvesting of the cage will begin today under the strict supervision of the Sernapesca.