White spot syndrome (WSS) is a viral infection of penaeid shrimp. The disease is highly lethal and contagious, killing shrimps quickly. Outbreaks of this disease have wiped out within a few days the entire populations of many shrimp farms throughout the world.
The disease is caused by a family of related viruses subsumed as the Whitespot Syndrome Baculovirus complex (WSSV) and the disease caused by them as white spot syndrome (WSS).
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