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Chlamydiosis in the fish

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Veterinarni Medicina 43, 1998, 307-310

A review on chlamydiosis in fish, commonly called epitheliocystis (earlier mucophilosis), is presented. The disease characterized by hypertrophied epithelial cells of gills and skin, is a chronic infection with a mortality rate of 4-8% induced by chlamydial agents (chlamydia-like agents). Data on etiology, incubation period, diagnostic methods, clinical signs, gross and microscopic lesions, mode of transmission, host range, and geographical distribution are reviewed. So far the infection has been demonstrated in 32 fish species


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