Vaccination against diseases caused by Flavobacteriaceae species

Krister Sundell, Eva Högfors-Rönnholm, Tom Wiklund

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In recent years, an increasing number of Flavobacteriaceae species have been associated with infections in fish. Still, diseases caused by Flavobacterium branchiophilum (bacterial gill disease), F. columnare (columnaris disease), F. psychrophilum (bacterial cold water disease) and Tenacibaculum maritimum (tenacibaculosis) have been more extensively studied due to their significant economic impact on the aquaculture industry. Immunization with traditional bacterins against diseases caused by Flavobacteriaceae species has shown inconsistent results and more research efforts have been placed on immunogenic evaluations of recombinant proteins and sub-unit vaccines. So far, commercial vaccines have been made available only against columnaris disease while protection against bacterial cold water disease has relied on autogenous vaccines. Since the launch of a live attenuated vaccine for use against columnaris disease in the U.S., the potential of similar vaccines against infections with F. psychrophilum have been under evaluation. 

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationFish Vaccination
EditorsR Gudding, A Lillehaug, Ø Evensen
ISBN (Electronic)9781118806920
ISBN (Print)9780470674550
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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