Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Oystermen in lower Chesapeake Bay survived the ravages of Dermocystidium during some hot summers in the past decade only to be scourged by a new disease which appeared in 1969. We had learned to live with Dermocystidium by avoiding infected seed and limiting the number of hot summers oysters were held in infested areas. Now we have the more difficult problem of adjusting to MSX which is a devastating killer of oysters.
Andrews, J. D., & Wood, J. L. (1961) Status of MSX in Chesapeake Bay. Manuscript. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2768