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New ISA Outbreak Reported in Aysén Region

18 November 2015

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

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