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Vibriosis


Symptoms: External indications of this disease are popeye, and skin lesions or ulcers.  Acute symptoms include skin hemorraging, and distended bellies/bodies.

Treatment: Treat with antibiotics, such as furazolidone or chloramphenicol.

Background: This is a brackish or marine disease, although one strain (type c) has been found in freshwater.   The infection occurs as Vibrio anguilarum enters the body at the site of injury, or through ingestion.  It can be fatal, even in chronic situations.  Acute cases are usually followed by rapid death.
 


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