White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV)
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) is a highly infectious viral pathogen which causes mass mortality worldwide. White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) is a major shrimp pathogen causing large economic losses, and the pathogen found in different penaeid shrimp species including P. monodon, P. japonicus and L. vannamei.
Clinical Signs : High mortality, Development of white spots on the exoskeleton, Lethargy, Sudden reduction in feeding, Red discoloration of body and appendages and a loose carapace
Mode of transmission : cannibalism, water-borne routes, moribund animals
Mortality : Cumulative mortality of up to 100% within 3 – 7 days after infection
- The freedom from injection (<14 virions /sample) for animal or other samples such as products or other.
- Used in disease control program in hatchery
- Diagnosis of suspected samples from aquaculture ponds