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Health : Disease advisory: Infectious Myonecrosis (IMN) Status and Threat

High threat of disease spreading to P. vannamei-producing countries in Asia Pacific

January 5, 2011

Health : Disease advisory: Infectious Myonecrosis (IMN) Status and Threat
 
Infectious myonecrosis (IMN) is a viral disease caused by infectious myonecrosis virus (IMNV). It affects Pacific white shrimp Penaeus vannamei, tiger shrimp P. monodon and blue shrimp P. stylirostris. IMN is associated with heavy losses in farmed shrimp of 40-70%.

Originally reported from Brazil, outbreaks were reported in East Java, Situbondo District in Indonesia in May 2006. In 2009 several other provinces were affected. With the current spread of the disease there is a high threat of the disease spreading to neighboring P. vannamei-producing countries. Suspected outbreaks should immediately be reported to the authorities.

Download information sheet (ENACA December 2010) (PDF)

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