AQUAVETPLAN - Disease Strategy Manual - White spot disease of prawns

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, 2013

This disease strategy manual is an integral part of the Australian Aquatic Veterinary Emergency Plan (AQUAVETPLAN).

The manual sets out the disease control principles for use in response to a suspected or confirmed incursion of white spot disease in Australia.

White spot disease is a serious disease of prawns, and continues to have serious effects in prawn culture in south- and south-east Asia, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East. Australia is one of the few countries with a prawn farming industry which is free of the disease.

White Spot Virus
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