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Pancreas Disease Virus Suspected in Nordmre

18 June 2012, at 1:00am

NORWAY - Following samples taken by the Food Safety Authority (FSA), evidence susgests that there is a strong suspicion that fish in the locality 10212 Bogen in Frei municipality are infected with Pancreas disease (PD).

The fish belong to Lery Hydrotech and were released in spring 2011.

PD is a fish disease with major economic consequences. It is detected regularly in the farms south of Hustadvika. The FSA does not want the disease to spread north of Hustadvika.

The facility is now subject to restrictions and further measures to limit the spread of the infection.

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