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White Tail Disease

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:15 IST
Disease name White Tail Disease
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Crustaceans
Description White tail disease (WTD) or white muscle disease (WMD) is defined as a viral infection caused by Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (MrNV) and its associate extra small virus (XSV). They cause a milky whitish appearance in larvae/postlarvae (PL)/early juveniles, and are responsible for large-scale mortalities in the freshwater prawn M. rosenbergii.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Unknown
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
Contact fhu@marine.ie
Legislation
Link to relevant external website http://www.marine.ie/Home/
Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/index.php?id=2439&L=0&htmfile=chapitre_wtd.htm
Publications