Sunday, April 18, 2004
Earlier this month, Hawai'i saw its first case of white-spot syndrome (also known as White Spot Syndrome Baculovirus Complex, or WSBV), a virus that affects shrimp. According to this report from the Honolulu Advertiser, a shrimp farm on Kaua'i is now under quarantine after a sample they sent to a lab came back positive for the virus. While known in Asia, Central and South America, and the Philippines, this is the first time the disease has occurred in Hawai'i.
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