A BRIEF HISTORY OF White spot syndrome virus AND ITS EPIDEMIOLOGY IN BRAZIL

Raíssa N. Santos, Ana Paula M. Varela, Samuel Paulo Cibulski, Francisco Esmaile S. Lima, Fernando Rosado Spilki, Larissa Schemes Heinzelmann, Roger Bordin da Luz, Paulo César Abreu, Paulo M. Roehe, Lissandra S. Cavalli

Abstract


White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) is considered the most threatening infectious agent in shrimp aquaculture. Since its fi rst occurrence in 1992, this pathogen has caused economic losses approach one billion US dollars per year. WSSV is a tailed, rod-shaped nucleocapsid, double stranded DNA virus, which belongs to Nimaviridae family. In this report, it is presented a concise overview on WSSV fi rst occurrence and the diff erent features of the virus. Besides, it is reported an update on epidemiology with special attention to its occurrence in Brazil.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17525/vrr.v18i1-2.63

 


Keywords


White spot syndrome virus; Brazil; epidemiology; virus disease

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17525/vrr.v18i1-2.63

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