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Tests find no cases of infectious salmon anemia in B.C.: food inspection agency

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says tests on 48 salmon samples from wild and farmed fish have found no cases of infectious salmon anemia in B.C.

Con Kiley, director of the agency's national aquatic animal health program, says the tests were verified by an independent lab in Norway.

The samples were tested after a laboratory at the University of Prince Edward Island suspected the highly infectious salmon anemia in a coho salmon from a B.C. lake.

Paul Kitching, the chief veterinary officer for B.C., says anyone who says the virus is present in the province based on the PEI results is misrepresenting the science.

He says that as editor-in-chief of an international veterinary journal, he considers the science to be poor and not likely publishable.

The Cohen Commission, which is studying what caused the collapse of the Fraser River sockeye run in 2009, will hold two days of hearing next month to put details on the virus on record.

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