Deadly Fish Virus Spreading in Pacific Northwest

Photo: USFWS – Pacific Region

A highly contagious virus that can be lethal to juvenile fish represents a major threat to local conservation efforts and the fishing industry in the Pacific Northwest, according to new research that analyzes the pathogen’s spread.

Known as infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, or IHNV, the pathogen affects Pacific salmon, trout and other species and can spread among juvenile hatchery-raised fish.

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