Bacterial kidney disease
The first description of what is now understood to be BKD was presented in the 1930s and followed from infection in adult Atlantic salmon from the River Dee, Scotland. BKD was recorded on many occasions in wild Atlantic salmon from Scottish rivers until the early 1960s (Mackie et al., 1933, Smith, 1964). However, since the mid-1960s BKD has not been reported from wild salmon in Scotland (Bruno, 2004).
Other names in the literature include Dee Disease, corynebacterial disease, white boil disease and kidney disease, but today bacterial kidney disease or BKD is in common use.
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