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April 3, 2014


No Confirmed Cases of EMS/AHPND


The Central Institute of Brackish Water Aquaculture (CIBA) and its partners conduct disease surveillance programs in India.  So far, they have not come across any cases that have conclusively confirmed the presence of EMS/AHPND in India.  Confirmation at the acute stage is necessary to differentiate AHPND from other bacterial infections.  In January 2014, Thailand’s Professor T.W. Flegel, using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, confirmed that 138 samples tested by CIBA and other institutes in India were not positive for EMS/APHND.


Source: AQUA Culture AsiaPacific (Editor/Publisher, Zuridah Merican, email  Technical Advisory for EMS/AHPND in India.  Volume 10, Number 2, Page 5, March/April  2014.

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