Authorities verify presence of ISA virus at Chilean salmon farm

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Virus found at Granja Marina Tornagaleones site.

Sernapesca reports that a diagnostic analysis came back with a positive result of Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv) at a Granja Marina Tornagaleones (Marine Farm) site, located in the Chiloé area, Los Lagos region, Southern Chile.

MAP: Sernapesca

The salmon farmer was then notified of the findings.

But as part of the inspection, further testing was performed on a dead fish to search of signs of the disease, and ISA could not be found that the specimen.

Currently Sernapesca is awaiting the results of more samples, it said.