Prawns being imported into Australia tested positive to white spot disease and it’s already wiped out the industry on the Logan River, south of Brisbane at the time the news is reported in June 2017 by ABC Rural.
Clinical signs of infected shrimps
- White spots on carapace and last
- Abdominal segment
- Body colour becomes pale
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- Marty McCarthy (19 June 2017). Aquatic researchers say they have proven white spot outbreak in prawns came from overseas. Accessed 14 November 2017.
Aquatic Researchers Say They have Proven White Spot Outbreak in Prawns Came from Overseas
Researchers say DNA sequencing has excluded the possibility white spot disease was already in Australia. (Photo Credit: Biosecurity Qld)