IHN virus found in salmon farm near Tofino (updated)

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Mainstream Canada issued a media release that announced, “During routine fish health tests May 14, Mainstream Canada’s Dixon Bay farm tested positive for the IHN (Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis) virus.” It continued, “The farm site has been isolated and is currently being prepared for depopulation, if deemed necessary upon completion of the investigation.”

Testing is now underway as a second farm has reported a “low positive” result for IHN.  See the following media stories for more information:

 

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