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Viral Diseases of Wild Fish

USGS fish disease research is focused on developing advanced tools for rapid disease detection and control.  USGS scientists are improving our understanding of the factors controlling the epidemiology of aquatic animal diseases and the impact of disease on wild fish populations.  

Our scientists are also investigating the effects of warming waters, drought, and invasive species on fish disease dynamics.


Aquatic Animal Health and Disease — Leetown Science center

Emerging Diseases — Leetown Science center

Fish diseases studied by the Western Fisheries Research Center: