AMERICAN health officials have overseen the slaughter of 28,000 salmon on a fish farm in Maine, because of an outbreak of infectious salmon anaemia. Controls were imposed swiftly at the farm in Broad Cove, Cobscook Bay, because the disease ravaged the state's fish farms in 2001. They have been participating in a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sampling programme for the disease, leading to the detection of the current outbreak.

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