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Canada quarantines fish farm to control IHN virus outbreak

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Core Tip: A third fish farm in British Columbia, Canada, has been put under quarantine by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), after a virus that affects farmed salmon was identified on a farm owned by Mainstream Canada.
According to Mainstream Canada, the fish at its Bawden Point farm near Herbert Inlet, north of Tofino, was tested positive for infectious hematopoietic necrosis (IHN). IHN affects the kidneys and spleen of the Atlantic farmed salmon and can result in rotting flesh and organ failure.

In addition to the Herbert Inlet farm, two more quarantines were carried out by CFIA over the past two weeks.

The first quarantine was carried out last week, also at a Mainstream Canada's Dixon Bay farm, which led to culling more than 560,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon.

The other company to face a quarantine was Grieg Seafood. The quarantine was carried out after routine tests found a low positive result for IHN in the company's salmon.
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