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More Norwegian fish suffer from diseases

Norwegian aqua farmers are facing major losses due to the salmon diseases ILA and PD. The spread of disease has shown strong increase over the past six months.

So far this year there are registered 16 outbreaks of ISA (infectious salmon anaemia) , and 62 cases of PD (pancreas disease). For both it is twice as many cases as in all of 2007.

Neither ISA nor PD are dangerous for humans, but much of the fish dies when infected, and must be used for animal feed. In addition it is also necessary to disinfect the nets, and often to replace equipment that is still in good order. 

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