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American foul brood (AFB) also know as American brood disease (ABD) is an infectious disease of honey bees cause by bacteria, Bacillus larvae. This bacteria forms spores which will survive many years in the environment and the bee larvae become infected by swallowing the spores with teir food. The spores then develop and multiply within the larvae.
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Foul brood, Bee diseases, Western Australia, European foul brood, American foul brood.
Apiculture | Biosecurity
Griffiths, G L, and Allan, L. (1993), Brood diseases of bee. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4227.
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