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White Tail Disease

Last Modified: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:33:41 GMT
Disease name
White Tail Disease
Species affected
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
Not Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
Never Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible
The Marine Institute
Fiona Geoghegan (Fish Health Manager)
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