OIE: White Spot Disease Reported In Mozambique

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
23 September 2011, at 1:00am

MOZAMBIQUE - White spot disease has been reported at a prawn farm.

The veterinary authority has sent an Immediate Notification dated 22 September to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes an outbreak of white spot disease that started on 31 August at a farm at Inhassunge in the province of Zambezia.

The affected population are giant tiger prawns (Penaeus monodon) of all ages kept in sea water in an aquaculture closed system. The infection resulted in 95 per cent morbidity and 75 per cent mortality; 278 tonnes of prawns have been destroyed.

The report indicated this is the first time the disease has occurred in the country.