Virologica Sinica

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 67–71 | Cite as

Prevalence of three shrimp viruses in Zhejiang Province in 2008

  • Xiao-wei Yu
  • Jian-ping Wang
  • Wei Zhang
  • Zheng-li Shi
Article

Abstract

White spot syndrome virus (WSSV), Taura syndrome virus (TSV) and Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV) are three shrimp viruses responsible for major pandemics affecting the shrimp farming industry. Shrimps samples were collected from 12 farms in Zhejiang province, China, in 2008 and analyzed by PCR to determine the prevalence of these viruses. From the 12 sampling locations, 8 farms were positive for WSSV, 8 for IHHNV and 6 for both WSSV and IHHNV. An average percentage of 57.4% of shrimp individuals were infected with WSSV, while 49.2% were infected with IHHNV. A high prevalence of co-infection with WSSV and IHHNV among samples was detected from the following samples: Bingjiang (93.3%), liuao (66.7%), Jianshan (46.7%) and Xianxiang (46.7%). No samples exhibited evidence of infection with TSV in collected samples. This study provides comprehensive information of the prevalence of three shrimp viruses in Zhejiang and may be helpful for disease prevention control in this region.

Key words

Molecular detection White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) Taura syndrome virus (TSV) Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV) 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Chen A P. 2003. Review on culture of Penaeus vannamei and viral diseases in China during 2002. Scientific Fish Farming, 11: 41–42.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Flegel T W. 1997. Major viral diseases of the black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) in Thailand. World J Microb Biot, 13: 433–442.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Flegel T W. 2002. Emerging shrimp diseases and innovations to prevent their spread. Diseases in Asian Aquaculture IV Fish Health Section, Asian Fisheries Society, Quezon City Philippines: 137–149.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Hasson K W L D, Poulos B T, Redman R M, et al. 1995. Taura syndrome in Penaeus vannamei: Demonstration of a viral etiology. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 23: 115–126.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Krabsetsve K, Cullen B R, Owens L. 2004. Rediscovery of the Australian strain of infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus. Dis Aquat Organ, 61: 153–158.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Leu J H, Yang F, Zhang X, et al. 2009. Whispovirus. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol, 328: 197–227.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Lightner D V. 1996. Epizootiology, distribution and the impact on international trade of two penaeid shrimp viruses in the Americas. Rev Sci Tech, 15: 579–601.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Lo C F, Ho C H, Peng S E, et al. 1996. White spot syndrome baculovirus (WSBV) detected in cultured and captured shrimp, crabs and other arthropods. Dis Aquat Organ, 27: 215–225.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Mayo M A. 2002. A summary of taxonomic changes recently approved by ICTV. Arch Virol, 147: 1655–1663.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Nielsen L, Sang-oum W, Cheevadhanarak S, et al. 2005. Taura syndrome virus (TSV) in Thailand and its relationship to TSV in China and the Americas. Dis Aquat Organ, 63: 101–106.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Nunan L M, Poulos B T, Lightner D V. 1998. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) used for the detection of Taura syndrome virus (TSV) in experimentally infected shrimp. Dis Aquat Organ, 34: 87–91.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Tu C, Huang H T, Chuang S H, et al. 1999. Taura syndrome in Pacific white shrimp Penaeus vannamei cultured in Taiwan. Dis Aquat Org, 38: 159–161.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Tan Y, Xing Y, Zhang H, et al. 2009. Molecular detection of three shrimp viruses and genetic variation of white spot syndrome virus in Hainan Province, China, in 2007. J Fish Dis, 32, 777–784.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    van Hulten M C, Westenberg M, Goodall S D, et al. 2000. Identification of two major virion protein genes of white spot syndrome virus of shrimp. Virology, 266: 227–236.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Yang B, Song X L, Huang J, et al. 2007. Evidence of existence of infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus in penaeid shrimp cultured in China. Vet Microbiol, 120: 63–70.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao-wei Yu
    • 1
  • Jian-ping Wang
    • 2
  • Wei Zhang
    • 3
  • Zheng-li Shi
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Life Science and BiotechnologyNingbo UniversityNingboChina
  2. 2.Ningbo Academy of Ocean and FisheryNingboChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Virology, Wuhan Institute of VirologyChinese Academy of SciencesWuhanChina

Personalised recommendations