WHITE SPOT DISEASE IN BRAZIL
( Disease never reported before in Brazil ).
Immediate notification report
Translation of information received on 21 January 2005 from Dr Jorge Caetano Junior, Director, Department of Animal Protection (DDA), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, Brasilia:
Report date: 20 January 2005.
Host species: Pacific white shrimp( Penaeus vannamei ).
Date of first confirmation of the event: 14 January 2005.
Date of start of the event: 10 December 2004.
Clinical disease: yes.
Nature of diagnosis: advanced laboratory tests.
Details of occurrences
Description of affected population: marine-farmed shrimps (semi-closed farming system).
Laboratory where diagnosis was made: Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, United States of America.
Species examined: 3.
Diagnostic tests used: <> PCR (1) .
Date: 14 Jan 2005.
Results: positive (3/3)
Source of occurrences: unknown or inconclusive.
Control measures undertaken:
- emergency harvest;
- tracing forward;
- tracing back;
- surveillance within containment and/or buffer zone;
- official destruction of clinically diseased aquatic animals;
- decontamination of premises/disinfection;
- stamping out;
- within-country movement controls.
Treatment of infected animals: no.