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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Integrated Aquatic Animal Health Strategies

Location: Aquatic Animal Health Research

Title: Vaccination against streptococcosis and lactococcosis

Authors
item Wei Pridgeon, Yuping
item Klesius, Phillip

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 7, 2013
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Streptococcosis and lactococcosis are hyperacute systemic diseases that can occur in both cultured and wild fish species in various aquatic environments (freshwater, estuarine, and marine). Streptococcosis and lactococcosis are caused by Gram-positive bacteria belong to the genus Streptococcus and Lactococcus, respectively. Both Streptococcus and Lactococcus belong to the Streptococcaceae family (Bacteria; Firmicutes; Lactobacillales). In this book chapter, thie occurence, significance, etiology, pathogenes, and vaccines developed to prevent streptococcosis and lactococcosis are reviewed.

Last Modified: 7/30/2014