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Sernapesca Detected ISA Virus In Aysen Region

CHILE - The National Marine Fisheries Service, Sernapesca confirmed the presence of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) virus variant HPR2 at a center in the Aysen region.

The HPR2 is one of the ISA virus variants producing low mortality and fewer symptoms in the production of Atlantic salmon.

Its existence was detected in the culture center Ballena 3, Cupquelan Salmon Company, which has been incorporated into the list of confirmed farms, although the date has not been found associated mortality ISA.

The presence of the ISA virus was positivity detected in three of the 16 cages, according to the results of relevant laboratory samples prepared by the Sernapesca.

This confirmed the preventive surveillance activities carried out by the health authority-aquaculture in areas susceptible to the virus.

According to the provisions of Specific Health Surveillance Programme and Control ISA, Sernapesca has determined the removal of the fish cages under the biosafety procedures set by the regulations.

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