Yellowhead disease

Yellowhead disease (YHD) is a viral infection of shrimp and prawn , in particular of the giant tiger prawn ( Penaeus monodon ), one of the major species of farmed shrimp . The disease is highly lethal and contagious, killing shrimp quickly. Outbreaks of this disease have been reported in P. monodon , ie, particularly Southeast Asian farms. In Thai , the disease is called Hua leung . [1] Continue reading “Yellowhead disease”