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Edwardsiella tarda

Wikipedia Abstract

Edwardsiella tarda is a member of the Enterobacteriaceae family. The bacterium is a facultatively anaerobic, small, motile, gram negative, straight rod with flagella. Infection causes Edwardsiella septicemia (also known as ES, edwardsiellosis, emphysematous putrefactive disease of catfish, fish gangrene, and red disease) in channel fish, eels, and flounder. Edwardsiella tarda is also found in largemouth bass and freshwater species such as rainbow trout. It is a zoonosis and can infect a variety of animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Edwardsiella tarda has also been the cause of periodic infections for various animals within zoos. E. tarda has a worldwide distribution and can be found in pond water, mud, and the intestine of fish and other marine animals. It is spread
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Parasite of 
Halichoerus grypus (Gray Seal)[1]
Mirounga angustirostris (Northern Elephant Seal)[1]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[1]
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)[1]

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1Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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