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Myco, This Is Scary!

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    Plaamoo
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    I’m going to be more careful after watching this!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/21/h…a_n_881645.html

    #344237

    Bojan Dolenc
    Participant

    QUOTE (plaamoo @ Jun 22 2011, 03:43 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I’m going to be more careful after watching this!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/21/h…a_n_881645.html


    Too many aquarium fishes are infected with this plague! This is vey bad for development of aquaristic!
    Look this:
    http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/707761_4
    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-07/sp/feature/index.php
    Beran V, Matlova L, Dvorska L, Svastova P, Pavlik I (2006) – Distribution of mycobacteria in clinically healthy ornamental fish and their aquarium environment. Journal of Fish Diseases. 2006 Jul;29(7):383-93.
    http://vfu-www.vfu.cz/acta-vet/archives/vo…00675020251.pdf
    Abstract

    In the period from 1995 to 2004, the following mycobacterial species were isolated during the examination of the state of health of aquarium fish from the Moravian-Silesian region of the Czech Republic: Mycobacterium fortuitum (Paracheirodon axelrodi, Poecilia sphenops, Hemigrammus rhodostomus, Hyphessobrycon flammeus), M. chelonae (P. axelrodi, Betta splendens, Xiphophorus helleri, Puntius tetrazona), M. kansasii (P. axelrodi, B. splendens), M. simiae (Hyphessobrycon ecuadoriensis), and M. gordonae (P. axelrodi, Colisa lalia, B. splendens, Symphysodon discus). The first isolation from aquarium fish was recorded in the case of M. kansasii and the second isolation in the case of M. simiae; both should also be taken into account as aetiological agents of mycobacterial infections in humans. The measures to reduce mycobacterial infections in both fish and humans should include monitoring water mains as possible sources of M. kansasii infections, compliance with the sanitation principles in handling fish suspected of being infected and the content of tanks (molluscs, water, plants), and the introduction of strict veterinary inspection of imported fish, fish from aquarist shops and from large-scale distributors.

    Keywords: Zoonosis, mycobacteriosis, “fish-tank” granuloma, Mycobacterium fortuitum, M. chelonae, M. kansasii, M. simiae, M. gordonae.

    etc…

    #344238

    Bojan Dolenc
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    M. marinum causes diseases in many fish species and is distributed worldwide. It is an opportunistic pathogen of humans, in whom infection is infrequent and occurs by direct injury from fish fins or bites or after cutaneous trauma and subsequent exposure to contaminated water or other sources of infection (shrimp, shellfish, frogs, turtles, dolphin, eels, and oysters). An increasing number of cases have been reported from most countries with temperate climates. Predisposing occupations and activities include fishery worker, seafood handler, fish-tank owner, fisherman, pet shop worker, and water-related recreational exposure. Consistent with the organism’s growth at low temperatures, M. marinum infections are usually limited to the skin and confined, with few exceptions, to 1 extremity. For fish-tank owners, disease is often located in the hand or fingers; for those who swim in pools, the elbow is affected for 85%, followed by knee and foot…

    #344240

    Matt
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    Bojan, the pdf link isn’t working for me but very interested to know more. Can you email it please?

    #344243

    coelacanth
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    I saw a presentation some years ago which indicated that myco was virtually ubiquitous in stock from Betta farms in SE Asia, and almost every worker on those farms also tested positive.

    #344245

    Bojan Dolenc
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jun 22 2011, 01:12 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Bojan, the pdf link isn’t working for me but very interested to know more. Can you email it please?


    Matt, done, “Enjoy”

    #344249

    Colin
    Participant

    oh great – the world’s betta lovers will rejoice

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