Biosecurity in Aquaculture: Types of Pathogens and How They’re Treated

Pathogen… The word conjures up horrific thoughts of plague and death. It comes from the Greek word for ‘feeling’ or ‘disease’. It comes from kids with snotty noses that you pick up from daycare. They got it from some other kid whose parents aren’t as diligent about hygiene.

Simplistic maybe, but the principle is the same whether it is people or fish: pathogens are transferable and they get that way by making copies of themselves.