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June 12, 2013


Rumors of EMS Are False


Dr. Donald Lightner ( “I am writing you in hopes that you might set the record straight.  We have discussed with 2-3 farmers or feed companies in Mexico the ongoing problem with shrimp losses.  We have not made any official announcements about the disease in Mexico.  The government of Mexico should do this when they believe the time is appropriate for an official announcement.”


“We have processed only histological samples from Mexico.  We do not have the bacterial agent of the recent mortalities, from Mexico, in culture in my laboratory.  Hence, the rumors that appeared this morning on the Shrimp List from Neil Gervais and Matthew Briggs are false [Emphasis by Shrimp News].”


Source: Email to Shrimp News International from Dr. Donald Lightner. Subject: Rumors from Mexico.  June 12, 2013.


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