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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pacific Salmon May Have Caught a Superbug

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 8:29 AM

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Even no sign of the virus has ever been found in salmon farms in British Columbia, where the diseased fish were found, according to the New York Times the virus has somehow jumped the continent -- possibly via the eggs that Pacific Coast salmon farmers import from Scandinavia -- and has been found in sockeye salmon 60 miles away from the nearest fish farm. It's deadly, untreatable, and quickly becomes endemic. Now scientists are rushing to figure out just where it has spread.

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