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Etiology of sockeye salmon 'virus' disease

October 12, 2015

Violent epizootics among hatchery reared sockeye salmon fingerlings (Oncorhynchus nerka) caused by a filterable agent have occurred. In 1954, one source of this infectious, filterable agent was found to be adult sockeye viscera used in the diet for the fingerlings. The results of observations on an epizootic in 1958 indicate that the infection may be transmitted to fingerlings from a water supply to which adult sockeye salmon have access.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1959
Title Etiology of sockeye salmon 'virus' disease
DOI
Authors Raymond W. Guenther, S.W. Watson, R.R. Rucker, A. J. Ross
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title Special Scientific Report - Fisheries
Series Number 296
Index ID 70160534
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Fisheries Research Center