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Third case of salmon infection

A previous outbreak of ISA in 1998 cost the industry 100m

A disease which can kill salmon has been confirmed at a third fish farm in Shetland.

Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) was found at a fish farm close to two others where the disease was first detected in January.

All fish at the site, which is within a controlled zone, will now be killed as soon as possible.

The disease does not affect humans but can cause serious damage to stocks of farmed Atlantic salmon in seawater.

The latest outbreak was discovered at a farm run by Hjaltland Seafarms.

Protection measures will remain in place to try to avoid any further spread.

An outbreak of ISA in Shetland, the Western Isles and Orkney in 1998 and 1999 was estimated to have cost the industry 100m and led to the loss of 200 jobs.

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