Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease Card (updated June 2014)

Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) has recently been found to be caused by a pathogenic strain of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. This updated disease card provides a summary and guidance on:

  • Disease signs at the pond level.
  • Disease signs at animal level by histopathology, including slides.
  • Molecular diagnostic tools.
  • Host range.
  • Presence in Asia-Pacific.
  • Prevention and control.
  • Links to further information.


Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific

Rights: Creative Commons Attribution.


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