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Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Editors

Christopher A. Ottinger and John M. Jacobs

Publication Date

2006

Book Title

USGS/NOAA Workshop on Mycobacteriosis in Striped Bass, May 7-10, 2006, Annapolis, Maryland

Publisher

USGS

Series

USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2006–5214 / NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 41

Abstract

Striped bass in Virginia and Maryland waters of Chesapeake Bay are experiencing an ongoing epizootic of mycobacteriosis. Visceral disease prevalence exceeding 50% has been reported in several locations by various authors, and skin lesion prevalence exceeding 30% has been observed. The high prevalence of skin lesions observed in Chesapeake Bay striped bass is unusual and has not, to our knowledge, been reported previously in wild fishes.

Epizootiology of mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay striped bass (Morone saxatilis): Large-scale field survey

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