Isolation and molecular characterization of a novel infectious pancreatic necrosis virus strain in returning Atlantic salmon Salmo salar from the Connecticut River, USA.

After 22 years of negative viral screening results, the viral pathogen infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) was isolated from the ovarian fluid of two pooled samples of returning Connecticut River Atlantic salmon Salmo salar during the 2007 spawning season at Richard Cronin National Salmon Station (RCNSS), Hadley, Massachusetts. Cytopathic effect was… CONTINUE READING