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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007

Dispatch

Mycobacteria as Environmental Portent in Chesapeake Bay Fish Species

Andrew S. Kane*†‡Comments to Author , Cynthia B. Stine†‡, Laura Hungerford*‡, Mark Matsche§, Cindy Driscoll§, and Ana M. Baya†¶
Author affiliations: *University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; †Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, Maryland, USA; ‡University System of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA; §Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Oxford, Maryland, USA; ¶Maryland Department of Agriculture, College Park, Maryland, USA;

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Table 1

Prevalence of culture-confirmed mycobacteriosis among fish sampled from mid–Chesapeake Bay tributaries

Species (n)% Culture-positive95% Confidence interval
Atlantic menhaden (287)
Brevoortica tyrannus1813.5–22.7
Blueback herring (17)
Alosa aestivalis121.5–36.4
Winter flounder (26)
Pleuronectes americanus122.5–30.2
Striped killifish (1)
Fundulus majalis1002.5–100.0
Mummichog (3)
F. heteroclitus330.8–90.6
Largemouth bass (1)
Micropterus salmoides1002.5–100.0
Weakfish (2)
Cynoscion regalis501.3–98.7
Spot (27)
Leiostomus xanthurus70.9–24.3
White perch (87)
Morone americana2011.8–29.4

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