New ‘killer’ shrimp virus threat in China as production drops

Various diseases and viruses have hit China’s shrimp production over the past few years, but there is another “killer” one spreading.

The issues with acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) — more commonly known as early mortality syndrome, or EMS — and other diseases are being added to by the emergence of shrimp hemocyte iridescent virus (SHIV) in China.

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