The Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health meets annually to discuss regional disease issues including emerging disease threats. This is the report of the fourth meeting, held 22-24 October 2005 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The report discusses emerging disease problems and regional response to:
Finfish diseases: The spread of koi herpes virus, emerging diseases such as red spot disease in grass carp, streptococcosis caused by Streptococcus iniae and S. agalactiae, nocardiosis caused by Nocardia seriolae, Vibrio spp., Tenacibaculum maritimum infection in marine fish.
Crustacean diseases: Taura syndrome virus, white body disease, slow growth syndrome and Mourilyan virus in penaid shrimp; white tail disease in Macrobrachium rosenbergii.
The Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health meets annually to discuss regional disease issues including emerging disease threats. The group was established by the Governing Council of NACA to provide advice to member governments in the Asia-Pacific region. This collection comprises the reports of the annual meetings of the group. The reports are a rich source of information concerning the current disease status of the region and new or emerging diseases of aquatic animals.