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Taura syndrome

Summary

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  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Animal Disease
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Taura syndrome
  • Overview
  • Taura syndrome (TS) is a disease of penaeid shrimp caused by infection with Taura syndrome virus (TSV). It is a major disease of the whiteleg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei (...

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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Taura syndrome

International Common Names

  • English: taura syndrome virus infection of penaeid shrimp

English acronym

  • TS

Overview

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Taura syndrome (TS) is a disease of penaeid shrimp caused by infection with Taura syndrome virus (TSV). It is a major disease of the whiteleg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei (Brock, 1997). TSV has caused severe losses in shrimp-farming regions of the Americas and Southeast Asia (Neilsen et al., 2005; Tang and Lightner, 2005; Lightner, 2011). Impacts are declining due to the introduction of tolerant stocks and to the implementation of good biosecurity practices (Flegel, 2012; Lightner et al., 2012; Moss et al., 2012).

Taura syndrome 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

 

Hosts/Species Affected

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Taura syndrome virus causes disease in a wide range of penaeids, but the most susceptible species are the whiteleg shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei and the western blue shrimp Litopenaeus stylirostris (Lightner, 1996; Bonami et al., 1997; Overstreet et al., 1997; Erickson et al., 2003).

Distribution

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The first known instance of a TSV outbreak was in 1992 when the virus impacted the shrimp population near the Taura River in Ecuador (Lightner et al., 1995). The disease quickly spread to other countries in the Americas. By 1999, TSV was introduced into Southeast Asia through infected stocks of L. vannamei intended for aquaculture and subsequently spread throughout much of the region (Tu et al. 1999; Nielsen et al. 2005; Lightner et al. 2012).

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.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

BurundiAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
Cabo VerdeAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
Central African RepublicAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
Congo, Democratic Republic of theAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
LesothoAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
SeychellesAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
SudanAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
TunisiaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)

Asia

ArmeniaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
AzerbaijanAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
BahrainAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
BangladeshAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
BruneiAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
ChinaPresent, LocalizedOIE (2009)
GeorgiaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
Hong KongAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
IndonesiaPresentOIE (2009)
IranAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
IsraelAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
JapanAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
KuwaitAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
MalaysiaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
North KoreaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
Saudi ArabiaPresentTang et al. (2012)
South KoreaPresentDo JeongWan et al. (2006)
TaiwanPresentTu Chien et al. (1999)
ThailandPresentNielsen et al. (2005)
UzbekistanAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)

Europe

AndorraAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
BelarusAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
CroatiaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
CyprusAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
CzechiaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
DenmarkAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
FinlandAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
GermanyAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
HungaryAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
IcelandAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
IrelandAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
ItalyAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
JerseyAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
LatviaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
LithuaniaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
NetherlandsAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
NorwayAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
PortugalAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
SlovakiaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
SloveniaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
SwedenAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
SwitzerlandAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
UkraineAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
United KingdomAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)

North America

BarbadosAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
BelizePresentErickson et al. (2005)
BermudaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
British Virgin IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
CanadaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
Cayman IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
Costa RicaPresentOIE (2009)
CubaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
DominicaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
Dominican RepublicAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
GreenlandAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
GuatemalaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
HondurasPresentValderrama and Engle (2004)
JamaicaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
MexicoPresentZarain-Herzberg and Ascencio-Valle (2001)
NicaraguaPresentRobles-Sikisaka et al. (2002)
PanamaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
Saint Kitts and NevisAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
Trinidad and TobagoAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
United StatesPresentDhar et al. (2010)
-HawaiiPresentLighter et al. (1995)
-TexasPresentDhar et al. (2010)

Oceania

AustraliaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
French PolynesiaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
New CaledoniaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
New ZealandAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)

South America

ArgentinaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
BrazilAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
ChileAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
ColombiaPresentAranguren et al. (2013)
EcuadorPresentLighter et al. (1995)
Falkland IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
French GuianaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE (2009)
GuyanaAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
ParaguayAbsent, No presence record(s)OIE Handistatus (2005)
PeruPresentLighter et al. (1995)
VenezuelaPresentCôté et al. (2008)

References

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Aranguren LF; Salazar M; Tang K; Caraballo X; Lightner D, 2013. Characterization of a new strain of Taura syndrome virus (TSV) from Colombian shrimp farms and the implication in the selection of TSV resistant lines. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 112(1):68-73. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201112002212

Bonami JR; Hasson KW; Mari J; Poulos BT; Lightner DV, 1997. Taura syndrome of marine penaeid shrimp: characterization of the viral agent. Journal of General Virology, 78(2):313-319.

Brock JA, 1997. Special topic review: Taura syndrome, a disease important to shrimp farms in the Americas. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology, 13(4):415-418.

Côté I; Navarro S; Tang KFJ; Noble B; Lightner DV, 2008. Taura syndrome virus from Venezuela is a new genetic variant. Aquaculture, 284(1/4):62-67. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T4D-4T6CTHY-2&_user=10&_coverDate=11%2F01%2F2008&_rdoc=11&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_srch=doc-info(%23toc%234972%232008%23997159998%23700653%23FLA%23display%23Volume)&_cdi=4972&_sort=d&_docanchor=&_ct=44&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=a3981d348a00f177026ad3509092a4d4

Dhar AK; Lakshman DK; Amundsen K; Robles-Sikisaka R; Kaizer KN; Roy S; Hasson KW; Allnutt FCT, 2010. Characterization of a Taura syndrome virus isolate originating from the 2004 Texas epizootic in cultured shrimp. Archives of Virology, 155(3):315-327. http://springerlink.metapress.com/content/g7t7l3647l406728/?p=f256f064ed0541f1a8869c7ad6b6dfa7&pi=2

Do JeongWan; Cha SeungJu; Lee NamSil; Kim YiCheong; Kim JinWoo; Kim JaeDong; Park JeongWoo, 2006. Taura syndrome virus from Penaeus vannamei shrimp cultured in Korea. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 70(1/2):171-174.

Erickson HS; Poulos BT; Tang KFJ; Bradley-Dunlop D; Lightner DV, 2005. Taura syndrome virus from Belize represents a unique variant. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 64(2):91-98.

Erickson HS; Zarain-Herzberg M; Lightner DV, 2003. Detection of Taura syndrome virus (TSV) strain differences using selected diagnostic methods: diagnostic implications in penaeid shrimp. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 52(1):1-10.

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

Lightner DV, 1996. Epizootiology, distribution and the impact on international trade of two penaeid shrimp viruses in the Americas. Revue Scientifique et Technique - Office International des Épizooties, 15(2):579-601.

Lightner DV, 2011. Virus diseases of farmed shrimp in the Western Hemisphere (the Americas): a review. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 106(1):110-130. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WJV-51W6NYJ-C&_user=10&_coverDate=01%2F31%2F2011&_rdoc=12&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_origin=browse&_zone=rslt_list_item&_srch=doc-info(%23toc%236888%232011%23998939998%232846757%23FLA%23display%23Volume)&_cdi=6888&_sort=d&_docanchor=&_ct=15&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=f2aa7e0630b64e23a3130a3be65a3bf8&searchtype=a

Lightner DV; Redman RM; Hasson KW; Pantoja CR, 1995. Taura syndrome in Penaeus vannamei (Crustacea: Decapoda): gross signs, histopathology and ultrastructure. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 21(1):53-59.

Lightner DV; Redman RM; Pantoja CR; Tang KFJ; Noble BL; Schofield P; Mohney LL; Nunan LM; Navarro SA, 2012. Historic emergence, impact and current status of shrimp pathogens in the Americas. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 110(2):174-183. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201112000638

Moss SM; Moss DR; Arce SM; Lightner DV; Lotz JM, 2012. The role of selective breeding and biosecurity in the prevention of disease in penaeid shrimp aquaculture. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 110(2):247-250. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201112000663

Nielsen L; Sang-oum W; Cheevadhanarak S; Flegel TW, 2005. Taura syndrome virus (TSV) in Thailand and its relationship to TSV in China and the Americas. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 63(2/3):101-106.

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

Overstreet RM; Lightner DV; Hasson KW; McIlwain S; Lotz JM, 1997. Susceptibility to Taura syndrome virus of some penaeid shrimp species native to the Gulf of Mexico and the Southeastern United States. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 69(2):165-176.

Robles-Sikisaka R; Hasson KW; Garcia DK; Brovont KE; Cleveland KD; Klimpel KR; Dhar AK, 2002. Genetic variation and immunohistochemical differences among geographic isolates of Taura syndrome virus of penaeid shrimp. Journal of General Virology, 83(12):3123-3130.

Tang KFJ; Lightner DV, 2005. Phylogenetic analysis of Taura syndrome virus isolates collected between 1993 and 2004 and virulence comparison between two isolates representing different genetic variants. Virus Research, 112(1/2):69-76. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01681702

Tang KFJ; Navarro SA; Pantoja CR; Aranguren FL; Lightner DV, 2012. New genotypes of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) and Taura syndrome virus (TSV) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 99(3):179-185. http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/dao/v99/n3/p179-185/

Tu Chien; Huang HsuTien; Chuang ShengHsiung; Hsu JungPing; Kuo ShuTing; Li NanJung; Hsu TienLai; Li MingChang; Lin ShihYuh, 1999. Taura syndrome in pacific white shrimp Penaeus vannamei cultured in Taiwan. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 38(2):159-161.

Valderrama D; Engle CR, 2004. Farm-level economic effects of viral diseases on Honduran shrimp farms. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 16(1/2):1-26.

Zarain-Herzberg M; Ascencio-Valle F, 2001. Taura syndrome in México: follow-up study in shrimp farms of Sinaloa. Aquaculture, 193(1/2):1-9.

Distribution References

Aranguren L F, Salazar M, Tang K, Caraballo X, Lightner D, 2013. Characterization of a new strain of Taura syndrome virus (TSV) from Colombian shrimp farms and the implication in the selection of TSV resistant lines. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 112 (1), 68-73. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201112002212 DOI:10.1016/j.jip.2012.08.009

Côté I, Navarro S, Tang K F J, Noble B, Lightner D V, 2008. Taura syndrome virus from Venezuela is a new genetic variant. Aquaculture. 284 (1/4), 62-67. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T4D-4T6CTHY-2&_user=10&_coverDate=11%2F01%2F2008&_rdoc=11&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_srch=doc-info(%23toc%234972%232008%23997159998%23700653%23FLA%23display%23Volume)&_cdi=4972&_sort=d&_docanchor=&_ct=44&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=a3981d348a00f177026ad3509092a4d4 DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2008.07.059

Dhar A K, Lakshman D K, Amundsen K, Robles-Sikisaka R, Kaizer K N, Roy S, Hasson K W, Allnutt F C T, 2010. Characterization of a Taura syndrome virus isolate originating from the 2004 Texas epizootic in cultured shrimp. Archives of Virology. 155 (3), 315-327. http://springerlink.metapress.com/content/g7t7l3647l406728/?p=f256f064ed0541f1a8869c7ad6b6dfa7&pi=2 DOI:10.1007/s00705-009-0584-5

Do JeongWan, Cha SeungJu, Lee NamSil, Kim YiCheong, Kim JinWoo, Kim JaeDong, Park JeongWoo, 2006. Taura syndrome virus from Penaeus vannamei shrimp cultured in Korea. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 70 (1/2), 171-174.

Erickson H S, Poulos B T, Tang K F J, Bradley-Dunlop D, Lightner D V, 2005. Taura syndrome virus from Belize represents a unique variant. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 64 (2), 91-98. DOI:10.3354/dao064091

Lighter D V, Redman R M, Hasson K W, Pantoja C R, 1995. Taura syndrome in Penaeus vannamei (Crustacea: Decapoda): gross signs, histopathology and ultrastructure. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 21 (1), 53-59. DOI:10.3354/dao021053

Nielsen L, Sang-oum W, Cheevadhanarak S, Flegel T W, 2005. Taura syndrome virus (TSV) in Thailand and its relationship to TSV in China and the Americas. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 63 (2/3), 101-106. DOI:10.3354/dao063101

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

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

Robles-Sikisaka R, Hasson K W, Garcia D K, Brovont K E, Cleveland K D, Klimpel K R, Dhar A K, 2002. Genetic variation and immunohistochemical differences among geographic isolates of Taura syndrome virus of penaeid shrimp. Journal of General Virology. 83 (12), 3123-3130.

Tang K F J, Navarro S A, Pantoja C R, Aranguren F L, Lightner D V, 2012. New genotypes of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) and Taura syndrome virus (TSV) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 99 (3), 179-185. http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/dao/v99/n3/p179-185/ DOI:10.3354/dao02470

Tu Chien, Huang HsuTien, Chuang ShengHsiung, Hsu JungPing, Kuo ShuTing, Li NanJung, Hsu TienLai, Li MingChang, Lin ShihYuh, 1999. Taura syndrome in pacific white shrimp Penaeus vannamei cultured in Taiwan. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 38 (2), 159-161.

Valderrama D, Engle C R, 2004. Farm-level economic effects of viral diseases on Honduran shrimp farms. Journal of Applied Aquaculture. 16 (1/2), 1-26. DOI:10.1300/J028v16n01_01

Zarain-Herzberg M, Ascencio-Valle F, 2001. Taura syndrome in México: follow-up study in shrimp farms of Sinaloa. Aquaculture. 193 (1/2), 1-9. DOI:10.1016/S0044-8486(00)00468-3

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