Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority says IPN virus found was not pathogenic

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Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus was detected in salmon for the first time in Iceland.

The IPN virus that was detected in salmon at the salmon farmer Laxar fiskeldi last month it is not of the type that causes salmon disease, reports The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST).

MAST had placed a distribution ban on the company’s premises in Bjargi in Reydarfjordur, East Iceland.

It said that this was shown that is not a pathogenic when it got the results back from the sequencing of the virus.

“The individual variants of the IPN virus can cause damage in salmon farming, especially in freshwater fish in juveniles. Pathogenicity varies between genotypes and can be distinguished by sequencing of genetic material. The virus was initially detected in the cold and then sequenced in the European Union Laboratory of Viral Diseases,” it wrote.


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