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Fish virus reaches Lake Michigan

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The fish-killing VHS virus has been found in Lake Michigan for the first time.

The state Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday that a small-mouth bass near Sturgeon Bay tested positive for viral hemorrhagic septicemia. And so did a brown trout near Algoma

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Mike Staggs, Fisheries' management director, says it's disappointing.

But while there's no evidence yet of a large fish kill, he says the disease has probably taken a solid hold in Lake Michigan.

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