Since Taura syndrome virus was in the Americas when yellow head virus become pandemic in Asia, it is possible TSV prevented shrimp in the Western Hemisphere from infection by materials from Asia containing YHV. To test this idea, the authors
Taura syndrome virus
The authors have established a procedure to reduce the impacts of Taura Syndrome Virus in the culture of Pacific white shrimp. The procedure focuses on avoiding the molting process of shrimp by limiting culture conditions.
In response to Taura Syndrome Virus outbreaks, the U.S. Marine Shrimp Farming Program initiated a selective-breeding program to improve resistance in Pacific white shrimp.
Results of ongoing studies demonstrate that selective breeding for both resistance to Taura Syndrome Virus (TSV) and fast growth in shrimp is achievable.
Shrimp farming in Belize, Central America, was hard hit by Taura Syndrome Virus (TSV, now known as TSV serotype A) in 1996 and a re-emergence in 2002.