Report of the fourteenth meeting of the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health, 23-25 November 2015
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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 seventh meeting, held 23-25 November 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The report discusses emerging disease problems and regional response including to:
- Finfish diseases: Viral nervous necrosis, streptococcosis, flexibacteriosis, motile aeromonas infection, Benedenia spp., scale drop disease (iridoviral infection), Group B Streptococcus infection.
- Crustacean diseases: Whitespot syndrome virus, yellowhead virus type-1 and type-8, covert mortality nodavirus, infectious myonecrosis virus, infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis, taura syndrome, yellowhead disease, abdominal segment deformity disease, Laem-Singh virus, hepatopancreatic parvovirus, monodon baculovirus, acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei.
- Mollusc diseases: Acute viral necrosis virus, withering syndrom caused by Candidatus xenohaliotis californiensis, ostreid herpesvirus-1, Bonamia ostreae, Perkinsus sp., Marteilia granula.
- Amphibian diseases: Chytrid fungus Batrachochtrium dendrobatidis, B. salamandrivorans, ranavirus,
- Reptile diseases: Bacillus thuringiensis, adenoviral hepatitis, crocodile pox, dermatophilosis (streptothrichosis).
Other issues discussed included:
- Anti-microbial resistance.
- Progress of NACA's Aquatic Animal Health Programme.
- Outcomes of the OIE General Session and Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission meetings, 2015.
- Disease reporting, including changes to the OIE list of notifiable diseases and establishment of a global online reporting system (WAHIS) by OIE.
- Review of the Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Reporting System.
- Progress in implementation of the the Regional Technical Guidelines on Health management for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals.
- Identification and designation of regional aquatic animal health resources, including experts, centres and reference laboratories.
- Regional and international cooperation.
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