yellowhead disease

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yellowhead disease

caused by an uncharacterized, rod-shaped, RNA virus. Causes massive mortality in juvenile and subadult Penaeus monodon. The characteristic lesion is a light yellow coloration of the cephalothorax.
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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.
Yellowhead virus (YHV) has also appeared at Honduran farms.