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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 2

Prevalence of culture-confirmed mycobacteriosis among Atlantic menhaden from 4 Chesapeake Bay tributaries

River (n)% Culture-positive*95% Confidence interval
Nanticoke (60)2a0.04–8.9
Choptank (134)10a,b5.3–16.0
Pocomoke (46)21b11.0–36.4
Chicamacomico (47)57c42.2–71.7

*Small letters indicate significant difference from other river systems at p<0.01 (Bonferroni-corrected Fisher exact test probabilities).

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