Disease data

Yellowhead Disease

OIE listed diseases
Crustaceans
Viral disease; Ronivirus; Yellowhead virus genotype 1 (YHV1)

Summary from the online OIE Diagnostic Manual

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Yellowhead virus genotype 1 isĀ the causativeĀ agent of Yellowhead disease. There are 8 known genotypes in the Yellowhead complex of viruses, not all are associated with disease.

Countries affected

Country Year Status View Records
Australia 2008 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Bangladesh 2002 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Brunei Darussalam 2010 Serological evidence and/or isolation of causative agent, no clinical disease View Records
China (Peoples Rep. of) 2013 Occurrence limited to certain zones View Records
India 2006 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Indonesia 2006 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Malaysia 2006 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Philippines 2006 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Sri Lanka 2013 Suspected but not confirmed View Records
Taipei China 2006 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Taipei China 2013 Pathogen detected, no clinical disease. View Records
Thailand 2013 Occurrence limited to certain zones View Records
United States of America 2006 Serological evidence and/or isolation of causative agent, no clinical disease View Records
Vietnam 2013 Suspected but not confirmed View Records

Species affected

Species Disease occurence Abstract
Metapenaeus ensis Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Palaemon serrifer Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Palaemon styliferus Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Palaemon styliferus Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus aztecus Experimental demonstration OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus aztecus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus aztecus Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus duorarum Experimental demonstration OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus duorarum Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus duorarum Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus esculentus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2010 (13th edition)
Penaeus esculentus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2011 (Online)
Penaeus esculentus Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus japonicus Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus japonicus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus japonicus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2010 (13th edition)
Penaeus japonicus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2011 (Online)
Penaeus japonicus Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus merguensis Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus merguensis Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence World Animal Health in 2003. Part 1. Reports on the animal health status and methods for disease control and prevention. Page 65 (7).
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2010 (13th edition)
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2011 (Online)
Penaeus monodon Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus setiferus Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus setiferus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus setiferus Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus spp. Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases (3rd edition).
Penaeus stylirostris Experimental demonstration OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus stylirostris Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus stylirostris Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus vannamei Experimental demonstration OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus vannamei Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases (3rd edition).
Penaeus vannamei Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus vannamei Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).

Countries affected

Country Year Status View Records
Taiwan 2000 Reported positive year View Records
Thailand 1997 Enzootic View Records

Species affected

Species Disease occurence Abstract
Metapenaeus ensis Natural occurrence Current status of research on yellow-head virus and white-spot virus in Thailand.
Penaeus aztecus Experimental demonstration Experimental infection of Western Hemisphere penaeid shrimp with Asian white spot syndrome virus and Asian yellow head virus.
Penaeus duorarum Experimental demonstration Experimental infection of Western Hemisphere penaeid shrimp with Asian white spot syndrome virus and Asian yellow head virus.
Penaeus indicus Natural occurrence Histopathology of cultured shrimp showing gross signs of yellow head syndrome and white spot syndrome during 1994 Indian epizootics.
Penaeus merguensis Natural occurrence Current status of research on yellow-head virus and white-spot virus in Thailand.
Penaeus monodon Experimental demonstration Yellow-head virus of Penaeus monodon is an RNA virus.
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence Histopathology of cultured shrimp showing gross signs of yellow head syndrome and white spot syndrome during 1994 Indian epizootics.
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence Special topic review: Major viral diseases of the black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) in Thailand.
Penaeus setiferus Experimental demonstration Experimental infection of Western Hemisphere penaeid shrimp with Asian white spot syndrome virus and Asian yellow head virus.
Penaeus stylirostris Natural occurrence Current status of research on yellow-head virus and white-spot virus in Thailand.
Penaeus vannamei Experimental demonstration Experimental infection of Western Hemisphere penaeid shrimp with Asian white spot syndrome virus and Asian yellow head virus.
Penaeus vannamei Natural occurrence Current status of research on yellow-head virus and white-spot virus in Thailand.
Penaeus vannamei Unknown Investigation on the infectious nature of Running Mortality Syndrome (RMS) of farmed Pacific white leg shrimp, Penaeus vannamei in shrimp farms of India

Countries affected

Country Year Status View Records
Australia 2008 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Bangladesh 2002 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Brunei Darussalam 2010 Serological evidence and/or isolation of causative agent, no clinical disease View Records
China (Peoples Rep. of) 2013 Occurrence limited to certain zones View Records
India 2006 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Indonesia 2006 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Malaysia 2006 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Philippines 2006 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Sri Lanka 2013 Suspected but not confirmed View Records
Taipei China 2006 Reported present or known to be present View Records
Taipei China 2013 Pathogen detected, no clinical disease. View Records
Taiwan 2000 Reported positive year View Records
Thailand 2013 Occurrence limited to certain zones View Records
United States of America 2006 Serological evidence and/or isolation of causative agent, no clinical disease View Records
Vietnam 2013 Suspected but not confirmed View Records

Species affected

Species Disease occurence Abstract
Metapenaeus ensis Natural occurrence Current status of research on yellow-head virus and white-spot virus in Thailand.
Metapenaeus ensis Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Palaemon serrifer Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Palaemon styliferus Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Palaemon styliferus Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus aztecus Experimental demonstration Experimental infection of Western Hemisphere penaeid shrimp with Asian white spot syndrome virus and Asian yellow head virus.
Penaeus aztecus Experimental demonstration OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus aztecus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus aztecus Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus duorarum Experimental demonstration Experimental infection of Western Hemisphere penaeid shrimp with Asian white spot syndrome virus and Asian yellow head virus.
Penaeus duorarum Experimental demonstration OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus duorarum Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus duorarum Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus esculentus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2010 (13th edition)
Penaeus esculentus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2011 (Online)
Penaeus esculentus Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus indicus Natural occurrence Histopathology of cultured shrimp showing gross signs of yellow head syndrome and white spot syndrome during 1994 Indian epizootics.
Penaeus japonicus Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus japonicus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus japonicus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2010 (13th edition)
Penaeus japonicus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2011 (Online)
Penaeus japonicus Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus merguensis Natural occurrence Current status of research on yellow-head virus and white-spot virus in Thailand.
Penaeus merguensis Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus merguensis Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus monodon Experimental demonstration Yellow-head virus of Penaeus monodon is an RNA virus.
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence Histopathology of cultured shrimp showing gross signs of yellow head syndrome and white spot syndrome during 1994 Indian epizootics.
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence World Animal Health in 2003. Part 1. Reports on the animal health status and methods for disease control and prevention. Page 65 (7).
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence Special topic review: Major viral diseases of the black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) in Thailand.
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2010 (13th edition)
Penaeus monodon Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2011 (Online)
Penaeus monodon Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus setiferus Experimental demonstration Experimental infection of Western Hemisphere penaeid shrimp with Asian white spot syndrome virus and Asian yellow head virus.
Penaeus setiferus Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus setiferus Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus setiferus Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus spp. Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases (3rd edition).
Penaeus stylirostris Experimental demonstration OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus stylirostris Natural occurrence Current status of research on yellow-head virus and white-spot virus in Thailand.
Penaeus stylirostris Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus stylirostris Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus vannamei Experimental demonstration Experimental infection of Western Hemisphere penaeid shrimp with Asian white spot syndrome virus and Asian yellow head virus.
Penaeus vannamei Experimental demonstration OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases 2003 (4th edition).
Penaeus vannamei Natural occurrence Current status of research on yellow-head virus and white-spot virus in Thailand.
Penaeus vannamei Natural occurrence OIE Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases (3rd edition).
Penaeus vannamei Natural occurrence OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code 2005 [8th edition]
Penaeus vannamei Unknown OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (5th edition, 2006).
Penaeus vannamei Unknown Investigation on the infectious nature of Running Mortality Syndrome (RMS) of farmed Pacific white leg shrimp, Penaeus vannamei in shrimp farms of India