Tuesday, 6 May 2014

ISA - New Infections - Norway, Chile

There are two current infections of ISA halfway around the world from one another this week.

Chile's use of antibiotics for secondary infections hit the 2008 ISA outbreak level of use in 2013. I suspect we are now looking at another collapse of the Chilean industry. In the last one, a quarter of a billion dead fish had to be disposed of. 13,000 to 26,000 workers lost their jobs.

Go back and look at my ISA table, Friday, October 21, 2011: 2011: http://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2011/10/isa-infections-world-wide-sine-1984.html.

I missed reporting for one year, so the table would be even longer, but, as is, the table tells the story: fish farms propagate ISA, and other diseases, thereby making virulent strains available for the wild fish that Canadians, Norwegians and so on want safe from fish farm infections.

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