Also, an epidemic of hepatopancreatic necrosis disease with a high mortality rate (40%-50%) recently occurred in the cultured Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, which is a very economically important crustacean species in China (Ding et al.
First case of hepatopancreatic necrosis disease in pond-reared Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, associated with microsporidian.
2016) First case of hepatopancreatic necrosis disease in pondreared Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, associated with microsporidian.
Shen H, Zang Y, Song K, Ma Y, Dai T, (2017) A meta-transcriptomics survey reveals changes in the microbiota of the chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis infected with hepatopancreatic necrosis disease.
Soto-Rodriguez SA, Gomez-Gil B, Lozano-Olvera R, Betancourt-Lozano M, Morales-Covarrubias MS (2015) Field and experimental evidence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus as the causative agent of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease of cultured shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) in Northwestern Mexico.
Diseases generated by these bacteria have been described as: vibriosis, bacterial disease, penaeid bacterial septicemia, penaeid luminescent vibriosis, red legs disease (Aguirre-Guzman, 2004), and acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND), also called early mortality syndrome (EMS) (NACA, 2012).
Variation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates from a single Thai shrimp farm experiencing an outbreak of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND).
Characterization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus causing acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease in southern Thailand.
Report of the Asia Pacific Emergency Regional Consultation on the Emerging Shrimp Disease: Early Mortality Syndrome (Ems)/Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Syndrome (AHPNS^), 9-10 Aug 2012.
EMS, also known as Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis
Disease (AHPND), is caused by certain strains of the bacteria vibrio and has led to devastating production losses in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and most recently in Mexico.
Now early mortality syndrome (EMS), also known as acute hepatopancreatic necrosis
syndrome (AHPNS), is decimating shrimp production in Asia.
The disease, known as Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) or Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis
Disease (AHPND), has caused large-scale die-offs of farm-raised shrimp in several countries in Asia.