Salmon get the flu too!

Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) is a Virus found commonly in farmed Atlantic Salmon, recent discovered showed that unlike a common virus this one attaches to endothelial cells that are found lining the luminal suface. It binds to receptors that grant access instantly into the blood stream. Scientists are discovering these receptor’s are fitting in to the virus like lock and key and the reason they do not affect the rainbow trout is because while they carry it the receptor’s do not fit for the virus to attach at activate.

– Courtney Sessum

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