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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Christopher A. Ottinger and John M. Jacobs
USGS/NOAA Workshop on Mycobacteriosis in Striped Bass, May 7-10, 2006, Annapolis, Maryland
USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2006–5214 / NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 41
Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in Chesapeake Bay, USA, are currently experiencing an epizootic of mycobacteriosis. Visceral disease prevalence in resident fish exceeds 50% and prevalence of skin ulcers can exceed 30% in some areas. Two primary hypotheses regarding emergence of this chronic bacterial disease propose that anthropogenic stressors constitute important underlying modulating factors
Vogelbein, Wolfgang K.; Hoenig, John M.; and Gauthier, David T., "Epizootic mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay striped bass: What is the fate of infected fish?" (2006). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 82.