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Can Ich lay Dormant?

Posted By: peterinwa <peterinwa@attbi.com>
Date: Monday, 17 February 2003, at 2:58 p.m.

Many of you will recall a lively discussion we had a few weeks ago on the topic of whether Ich can lay dormant, or if it's just a wives tale and cases are actually caused by contamination. In the time since then I have worked with several people including a university student, and, through her, a Cornell university professor, and a researcher with the USDA.

It is believed that Ich can not lay dormant in a technical sense, however it can exist in a latent manner -- almost inactive -- and this is what people actually experience. Along with the more likely and more common contamination.

If this topic interests you please look in my notes at "Can Ich lay dormant?":