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Necrotising Hepatopancreatitis Outbreak Reported in Belize

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BELIZE - An outbreak of necrotising hepatopancreatitis has been reported on a shrimp farm in Placencia, South Stann Creek, Belize.

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In total, of the 53,000 Pacific white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) susceptible, 322 cases were reported. The outbreak led to the death of all 53,000 shrimp as a precaution.

The source of the outbreak is unknown.