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yellow head disease

Summary

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  • Animal Disease
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • yellow head disease
  • Overview
  • Yellow head disease, caused by Yellow head virus (genotype 1) (YHV1), has resulted in significant mortalities of penaeid shrimp in Asia (

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • yellow head disease

International Common Names

  • English: yellow head shrimp disease; yellow head virus disease; yellowhead disease; yellowhead disease of penaeid shrimp; yellow-head shrimp disease; yellow-head virus disease; yellow-head virus disease (YHD) of penaeid shrimp

English acronym

  • YHD

Overview

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Yellow head disease, caused by Yellow head virus (genotype 1) (YHV1), has resulted in significant mortalities of penaeid shrimp in Asia (Flegel, 2012). The disease was first described in Penaeus monodon in Thailand in 1990 by Limsuwan (Chantanachookin et al., 1993). The syndrome was given its name due to the light yellow colouration of the dorsal cephalothorax area and the general pale appearance of the infected prawn. This yellow appearance was a result of the underlying enlarged yellow hepatopancreas.

YHV1 is one of six known genotypes in the yellow head complex of viruses. Gill-associated virus (GAV) is designated as genotype 2. GAV and four other known genotypes in the complex (genotypes 3–6) occur commonly in healthy Penaeus monodon in East Africa, Asia and Australia and are rarely or never associated with disease (Wijegoonawardane et al., 2008). YHV and other genotypes in the yellow head complex are classified as a single species (Gill-associated virus) in the genus Okavirus, family Roniviridae, order Nidovirales. There is evidence of genetic recombination between genotypes (Wijegoonawardane et al., 2009).

‘Infection with yellow head virus’ is on the list of diseases notifiable to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). For further information on this disease from OIE, see the website: www.oie.int

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YHV throughout most of Southeast Asia is reported to be a highly pathogenic agent for cultured P. monodon, causing significant mortalities and adversely affecting the mariculture prawns in Thailand (Chantanachookin et al. 1993).

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

AfghanistanNo information availableOIE, 2009
ArmeniaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
AzerbaijanDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
BahrainDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
BangladeshDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
BhutanNo information availableOIE, 2009
Brunei DarussalamDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
CambodiaNo information availableOIE, 2009
ChinaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
-Hong KongDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
Georgia (Republic of)Disease never reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
IndiaNo information availableOIE, 2009
IndonesiaDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
IranDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
IraqNo information availableOIE, 2009
IsraelDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
JapanDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
JordanNo information availableOIE, 2009
KazakhstanNo information availableOIE, 2009
Korea, DPRDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
Korea, Republic ofNo information availableOIE, 2009
KuwaitDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
KyrgyzstanNo information availableOIE, 2009
LaosNo information availableOIE, 2009
LebanonNo information availableOIE, 2009
MalaysiaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
-Peninsular MalaysiaNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
-SabahNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
-SarawakNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
MongoliaNo information availableOIE, 2009
MyanmarNo information availableOIE, 2009
NepalNo information availableOIE, 2009
OmanNo information availableOIE, 2009
PakistanNo information availableOIE, 2009
PhilippinesNo information availableOIE, 2009
QatarNo information availableOIE, 2009
Saudi ArabiaNo information availableOIE, 2009
SingaporeNo information availableOIE, 2009
Sri LankaNo information availableOIE, 2009
SyriaNo information availableOIE, 2009
TaiwanNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
TajikistanNo information availableOIE, 2009
ThailandPresentChantanachookin et al., 1993
TurkeyNo information availableOIE, 2009
TurkmenistanNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
United Arab EmiratesNo information availableOIE, 2009
UzbekistanDisease never reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
VietnamNo information availableOIE, 2009
YemenNo information availableOIE, 2009

Africa

AlgeriaNo information availableOIE, 2009
AngolaNo information availableOIE, 2009
BeninNo information availableOIE, 2009
BotswanaNo information availableOIE, 2009
Burkina FasoNo information availableOIE, 2009
BurundiDisease never reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
CameroonNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
Cape VerdeDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
Central African RepublicDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
ChadNo information availableOIE, 2009
CongoNo information availableOIE, 2009
Congo Democratic RepublicDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
Côte d'IvoireNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
DjiboutiNo information availableOIE, 2009
EgyptNo information availableOIE, 2009
EritreaNo information availableOIE, 2009
EthiopiaNo information availableOIE, 2009
GambiaNo information availableOIE, 2009
GhanaNo information availableOIE, 2009
GuineaNo information availableOIE, 2009
Guinea-BissauNo information availableOIE, 2009
KenyaNo information availableOIE, 2009
LesothoDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
LibyaNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
MadagascarNo information availableOIE, 2009
MalawiNo information availableOIE, 2009
MaliNo information availableOIE, 2009
MauritiusNo information availableOIE, 2009
MoroccoNo information availableOIE, 2009
MozambiqueNo information availableOIE, 2009
NamibiaNo information availableOIE, 2009
NigeriaNo information availableOIE, 2009
RéunionNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
RwandaNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
Sao Tome and PrincipeNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
SenegalNo information availableOIE, 2009
SeychellesDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
SomaliaNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
South AfricaNo information availableOIE, 2009
SudanDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
SwazilandNo information availableOIE, 2009
TanzaniaNo information availableOIE, 2009
TogoNo information availableOIE, 2009
TunisiaDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
UgandaNo information availableOIE, 2009
ZambiaNo information availableOIE, 2009
ZimbabweNo information availableOIE, 2009

North America

BermudaDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
CanadaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
GreenlandDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
MexicoDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
USADisease not reportedOIE, 2009
-GeorgiaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009

Central America and Caribbean

BarbadosDisease never reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
BelizeDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
British Virgin IslandsDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
Cayman IslandsDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
Costa RicaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
CubaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
CuraçaoNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
DominicaDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
Dominican RepublicDisease never reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
El SalvadorDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
GuadeloupeNo information availableOIE, 2009
GuatemalaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
HaitiNo information availableOIE, 2009
HondurasNo information availableOIE, 2009
JamaicaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
MartiniqueNo information availableOIE, 2009
NicaraguaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
PanamaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
Saint Kitts and NevisDisease never reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
Trinidad and TobagoDisease never reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005

South America

ArgentinaDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
BoliviaNo information availableOIE, 2009
BrazilDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
ChileDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
ColombiaDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
EcuadorNo information availableOIE, 2009
Falkland IslandsDisease never reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
French GuianaDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
GuyanaDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
ParaguayDisease never reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
PeruNo information availableOIE, 2009
UruguayNo information availableOIE, 2009
VenezuelaNo information availableOIE, 2009

Europe

AlbaniaNo information availableOIE, 2009
AndorraDisease never reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
AustriaNo information availableOIE, 2009
BelarusDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
BelgiumNo information availableOIE, 2009
Bosnia-HercegovinaDisease not reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
BulgariaNo information availableOIE, 2009
CroatiaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
CyprusDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
Czech RepublicDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
DenmarkDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
EstoniaNo information availableOIE, 2009
FinlandDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
FranceNo information availableOIE, 2009
GermanyDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
GreeceNo information availableOIE, 2009
HungaryDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
IcelandDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
IrelandDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
Isle of Man (UK)No information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
ItalyDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
JerseyDisease never reportedOIE Handistatus, 2005
LatviaDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
LiechtensteinNo information availableOIE, 2009
LithuaniaDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
LuxembourgNo information availableOIE, 2009
MacedoniaNo information availableOIE, 2009
MaltaNo information availableOIE, 2009
MoldovaNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
MontenegroNo information availableOIE, 2009
NetherlandsDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
NorwayDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
PolandNo information availableOIE, 2009
PortugalDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
RomaniaNo information availableOIE, 2009
Russian FederationNo information availableOIE, 2009
SerbiaNo information availableOIE, 2009
SlovakiaDisease not reportedOIE, 2009
SloveniaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
SpainNo information availableOIE, 2009
SwedenDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
SwitzerlandDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
UKDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
-Northern IrelandNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
UkraineDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
Yugoslavia (former)No information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)No information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005

Oceania

AustraliaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
French PolynesiaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
New CaledoniaDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
New ZealandDisease never reportedOIE, 2009
SamoaNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
VanuatuNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005
Wallis and Futuna IslandsNo information availableOIE Handistatus, 2005

References

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Chantanachookin C; Boonyaratpalin S; Kasornchandra J; Direkbusarakom S; Ekpanithanpong U; Supamataya K; Sriurairatana S; Flegel TW, 1993. Histology and ultrastructure reveal a new granulosis-like virus in Penaeus monodon affected by yellow-head disease. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 17(2):145-157.

Flegel TW, 2012. Historic emergence, impact and current status of shrimp pathogens in Asia. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 110(2):166-173. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201112000602

OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2004). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE, 2009. World Animal Health Information Database - Version: 1.4. World Animal Health Information Database. Paris, France: World Organisation for Animal Health. http://www.oie.int

Wijegoonawardane PKM; Cowley JA; Thuy Phan; Hodgson RAJ; Nielsen L; Kiatpathomchai W; Walker PJ, 2008. Genetic diversity in the yellow head nidovirus complex. Virology, 380(2):213-225. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WXR-4TBVPP6-1&_user=6686535&_coverDate=10%2F25%2F2008&_rdoc=8&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_srch=doc-info(%23toc%237165%232008%23996199997%23700230%23FLA%23display%23Volume)&_cdi=7165&_sort=d&_docanchor=&_ct=30&_acct=C000066028&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=6686535&md5=6552b449993917f81530d9d6bf401b72

Wijegoonawardane PKM; Sittidilokratna N; Petchampai N; Cowley JA; Gudkovs N; Walker PJ, 2009. Homologous genetic recombination in the yellow head complex of nidoviruses infecting Penaeus monodon shrimp. Virology, 390(1):79-88. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WXR-4WDNBPK-1&_user=10&_coverDate=07%2F20%2F2009&_rdoc=11&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_srch=doc-info(%23toc%237165%232009%23996099998%231280049%23FLA%23display%23Volume)&_cdi=7165&_sort=d&_docanchor=&_ct=17&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=9733d9325e60b6c7cbaff59911c28ced

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