More infected fish found in N.S.
CBC News Posted: Mar 28, 2012 2:03 PM AT Last Updated: Mar 28, 2012 1:54 PM AT
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More diseased salmon will be destroyed at a fish farm in Nova Scotia.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirms more cases of infectious salmon anaemia, a disease that affects finfish but not humans.
It says the infected fish will be disposed of and the rest of the salmon will be closely monitored.
"The facility will remain under quarantine until all fish have been removed from the site and all pens, cages and equipment have been cleaned and disinfected," the agency said in a statement Tuesday.
The CFIA isn't naming the company involved, but says the disease was first reported on March 7.
That day, Cooke Aquaculture confirmed there were diseased salmon at its operation in Shelburne Harbour. The company had reported a possible outbreak weeks earlier.