Hafnia alvei as an opportunistic pathogen causing mortality in brown trout, Salmo trutta L.
Article first published online: 5 JAN 2002
Journal of Fish Diseases
Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 365–370, September 1998
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Rodríguez, L. A., Gallardo, C. S., Acosta, F., Nieto, T. P., Acosta, B. and Real, F. (1998), Hafnia alvei as an opportunistic pathogen causing mortality in brown trout, Salmo trutta L. Journal of Fish Diseases, 21: 365–370. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2761.1998.00116.x
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Strains of Hafnia alvei caused mortalities in brown trout, Salmo trutta L., following intraperitoneal injection with LD50 values ranging between 1.3 × 104 and 2.5 × 107 bacteria fish−−1. These values are considered to represent a high to moderate degree of virulence. Virulent strains were isolated from non-fish sources. Fish surviving the LD50 values continued to harbour the organism in the kidney, suggesting the establishment of a carrier state.