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The cause of dead and dying fish in Lake James has been identified as an epistylis infection, more commonly known as ‘red sore disease.’ Water samples have revealed no pollutants, so are attributed the outbreak to natural occurrences.
A bacterial infection in fish, red sore disease is reaching an epidemic level in parts of the Chowan River-Albemarle Sound drainage system.
The whirling disease, a parasitic infection affecting trout, has destroyed the species in many states. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has developed strategies to keep it out of hatcheries. They include getting fish from disease-free sources.