white spot syndrome

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white spot syndrome

a baculovirus complex with probably three baculoviruses involved; clinical signs include a loose cuticle with white or reddish-brown spots; 100% mortality in 3-10 days not uncommon in Penaeus monodon, P. japonicus, P. chinensis, P. indicus, P. merguiensis, P. setiferus.
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Shrimp farmers in Western countries battled Taura Syndrome, and Asian ones fended off the yellowhead virus and the whitespot virus, which attacked India's ponds just as the villagers were protesting.
Mortalities approached 100%, and a team of scientists from Thailand determined that the outbreak was possibly caused by a bacilliform virus similar to the whitespot virus observed in China and Japan.