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Nearly Half a Million Canadian Salmon with Infectious Virus to Be Exterminated

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Nearly Half a Million Canadian Salmon with Infectious Virus to Be Exterminated

An infectious salmon anemia virus has been detected for the first time in an aquaculture site in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The virus has been detected before in the wild, according to Miranda Pryor, executive director of the province’s Aquaculture Industry Association.

The infectious salmon anemia is currently being contained to one site near Conne River, but in an interview with The Globe and Mail, Pryor said 450,000 salmon at the Gray Aqua Group will have to be destroyed.

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