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July 6, 2014


Response to Paper that Says There’s No EMS in India


Loc Tran (, formerly a Research Associated at the University of Arizona’s Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory and now an Assistant Professor at Vietnam’s Nong Lam University, reports: Just a quick comment on the recent paper from India saying EMS/AHPND was not found in bacteria isolated from the shrimp’s hemolymph [blood].  EMS/AHPND is an enteric disease rather than systemic disease.  Therefore, the stomach, gut and hepatopancreas should have been the target organs, not the hemolymph.


Information: Loc Tran, Assistant Professor, Nong Lam University, Department of Aquaculture Pathology, College of Fisheries, 307 Nong Lam University Campus, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (email, webpage


Source: Emails to Shrimp News International from Loc Tran.  Subject: Indian Research on EMS.  July 3 and 4, 2014.

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