Louisiana shrimp not at high risk of white spot disease

The virus was identified for the first time in US waters a month ago in crawfish populations.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) said the white spot syndrome virus identified in crawfish ponds in the state a month ago is not likely to be a large threat to wild shrimp, according to the Daily Comet.

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The virus affects farmed shrimp in other countries and this is the first time it has been found in the United States, but it should not have as large of an impact because wild shrimp are not in small, contained areas like farmed shrimp, according to the news site.

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