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Second fish virus hits state

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A second virus is sickening a growing number of fish in Wisconsin, but not as many as VHS a year ago.

The Department of Natural Resources says the new virus causes lympho-sarcoma in certain species, including muskies and northern pike.

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Like VHS, the disease poses no threat to humans.

Sue Marcquenski, fish health expert, says the condition most likely spreads during spawning and other instances of fish-to-fish contact.

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