Tilapia lake virus infected fish farms in Taoyuan rise to 7

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/19
By: Yang Shu-min and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, June 19 (CNA) Another fish farm in Taoyuan was confirmed Monday to have been infected with the tilapia lake virus (TiLV), bringing the total number to seven since the virus was first reported in the city on June 13, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA).

All seven infected fish farms are in the city’s Guangyin District and within three kilometers of the first infected site, according to the COA.

The city government has ordered inspections of all ponds within a three-kilometer radius of the site.

Once those are completed, farms within a five-kilometer radius of the site and others in neighboring Hsinchu will be checked to ensure the virus has not spread, the COA said.    [FULL  STORY]

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