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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 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.
Gauthier, David T.; Latour, Robert; and Vogelbein, Wolfgang, "Epizootiology of mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay striped bass (Morone saxatilis): Large-scale field survey" (2006). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 83.