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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
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link