Fish virus detected in Washington waters

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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. —

 A deadly fish virus was detected in Washington waters for the first time.

 

The IHN virus was found at a salmon farm in Rich Passage off Bainbridge Island.

 

The farm will have to kill all the fish.

 

IHN is a highly contagious influenza-like virus that does not affect humans.

 

The virus was recently discovered at two British Columbia fish farms.

 

Washington State fish and wildlife officials are on alert for additional outbreaks in other areas.