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Shrimp Diseases

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In May 1994, an outbreak of a relatively new and serious shrimp disease killed more than 95% of the Penaeus vannamei at an aquaculture farm in Kahuku, Hawaii. The malady that ravaged this farm and decimated its shrimp stocks was Taura Syndrome, an illness that previously caused more than $100 million worth of damage to shrimp farms in South America but had not previously attacked shrimp farms in Hawaii.
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