ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-160630-11
Strategies to Mitigate a Mycobacterium marinum Outbreak in a Zebrafish Research Facility
Mason, T., Snell, K., Mittge, E., Melancon, E., Montgomery, R., McFadden, M., Camoriano, J., Kent, M.L., Whipps, C.M., Peirce, J.
Date: 2016
Source: Zebrafish   13 Suppl 1: S77-87 (Review)
Registered Authors: Kent, Michael, Mason, Tim, McFadden, Marcie, Mittge, Erika K., Montgomery, Rebecca, Peirce, Judy
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animals
  • Aquaculture
  • Disease Outbreaks/prevention & control
  • Disease Outbreaks/veterinary*
  • Fish Diseases/epidemiology*
  • Fish Diseases/microbiology
  • Fish Diseases/prevention & control*
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous/epidemiology
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous/microbiology
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous/prevention & control
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous/veterinary*
  • Mycobacterium marinum/physiology
  • Oregon/epidemiology
  • Zebrafish*
PubMed: 27351618 Full text @ Zebrafish
In 2011, the zebrafish research facility at the University of Oregon experienced an outbreak of Mycobacterium marinum that affected both research fish and facility staff. A thorough review of risks to personnel, the zebrafish veterinary care program, and zebrafish husbandry procedures at the research facility followed. In the years since 2011, changes have been implemented throughout the research facility to protect the personnel, the fish colony, and ultimately the continued success of the zebrafish model research program. In this study, we present the history of the outbreak, the changes we implemented, and recommendations to mitigate pathogen outbreaks in zebrafish research facilities.