A virus associated with Infectious pancreatic necrosis (IPN) has been detected in salmon in an open-net fish farm in Reydarfjordur, East Iceland, reports the Iceland Review.

Though the virus has been detected, its associated disease, infectious pancreatic necrosis, has not yet appeared in the salmon, according to the news site.

The virus was detected at Icelandic salmon farm Laxar, according to the Food and Veterinary Authority.

In a press release, the Iceland Food and Veterinary Authority said the salmon are in good condition in the netpen where the virus was initially detected.

To prevent the spread of the virus, the company has banned the transfer of salmon from that particular net, according to the news site.

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