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Sernapesca Detects Further ISA Case in Aysen Region

17 May 2013, at 1:00am

CHILE - Sernapesca Chile has detected a new outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) in the Aysen region.

National Director of Sernapesca, Juan Luis Ansoleaga, said the new outbreak was detected while conducting routine surveillance.

"The new case, detected in Izaza center, appears to be a different variant HPR-0 and so re-sampling is being performed in all cages in the center while we are waiting for the results of sequencing to determine the type of HPR," said Mr Ansoleaga.

The Izaza center, Camanchaca Salmon Company, is located in the Association of Concessions (ACS) No. 20, within the Macrozone 6, about three miles from the outbreak that occurred in early April, and which is currently without fish.

The site is now starting to harvest the cages detected with ISA.

The presence of the nonzero HPR was detected in three of the twenty cages at the farm and average mortality is close to 0.14 per cent.

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