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Event summary: White spot disease, Australia
Start of event 22/11/2016
Confirmation 01/12/2016
Report date 01/12/2016
Submission date 01/12/2016
Reason First occurrence
This event pertains to the whole country
Number of outbreaks 8
Date resolved 23/05/2017
Epidemiological comments On Tuesday 22 November 2016, a prawn farmer reported a minor mortality event with a small numbers of dead prawns, reduced feeding and some unusual swimming behaviour. Samples were collected on 22 and 25 November 2016 and processed with routine priority. Higher mortalities were reported from one pond on 28 November 2016. Positive PCR results from Queensland’s Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory were reported on 30 November 2016 and confirmed by the Australian Animal Health Laboratory on 1 December 2016. Measures to contain the disease to the affected farm have been applied. The disease response aims to eradicate the disease from the affected farm and confirm freedom in nearby farms and in wild crustaceans. The source of the outbreak is unknown.
Australia has submitted the following immediate notification and follow-up report (s) to OIE.

View Report Date Date submitted to OIE Report Type
Full report 01/12/2016 01/12/2016 Immediate notification
Full report 08/12/2016 08/12/2016 Follow-up Report 1
Full report 15/12/2016 15/12/2016 Follow-up Report 2
Full report 22/12/2016 22/12/2016 Follow-up Report 3
Full report 29/12/2016 29/12/2016 Follow-up Report 4
Full report 12/01/2017 12/01/2017 Follow-up Report 5
Full report 19/01/2017 19/01/2017 Follow-up Report 6
Full report 25/01/2017 25/01/2017 Follow-up Report 7
Full report 01/02/2017 02/02/2017 Follow-up Report 8
Full report 08/02/2017 09/02/2017 Follow-up Report 9
Full report 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 Follow-up Report 10
Full report 21/02/2017 23/02/2017 Follow-up Report 11
Full report 03/03/2017 03/03/2017 Follow-up Report 12
Full report 08/03/2017 09/03/2017 Follow-up Report 13
Full report 15/03/2017 16/03/2017 Follow-up Report 14
Full report 23/03/2017 23/03/2017 Follow-up Report 15
Full report 30/03/2017 30/03/2017 Follow-up Report 16
Full report 06/04/2017 06/04/2017 Follow-up Report 17
Full report 13/04/2017 13/04/2017 Follow-up Report 18
Full report 26/04/2017 26/04/2017 Follow-up Report 19
Full report 11/05/2017 11/05/2017 Follow-up Report 20
Full report 18/05/2017 18/05/2017 Follow-up Report 21
Full report 25/05/2017 25/05/2017 Follow-up Report 22
Full report 08/06/2017 08/06/2017 Follow-up Report 23 (Resolved : 23/05/2017 Final report )