Diagnostic Manuals

Detailed diagnostic methods and procedures for listed crustacean diseases.

Animal Health Law

The Animal Health Law, Regulation (EU) 2016/429, was fully implemented by 21st April 2021 repealing the former EU Commission Decision 2015/1554 on Surveillance and Diagnostic Methods and Council Directive 2006/88 that from 20th April 2021 were no longer in force.

Surveillance, eradication programmes, and disease-free status

The actual rules for surveillance, eradication programmes, and disease-free status for listed and emerging diseases is given in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689.

Categorization of listed diseases

The categorization of listed diseases is given in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1882.

White spot syndrome (WSS)

Infection with white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) falls into the category C diseases (+ D & E). These are listed diseases which are of relevance to some Member States and for which measures are needed to prevent them from spreading to parts of the Union that are officially disease-free or that have eradication programmes for the listed disease concerned.

According to regulation (EU) 2020/689 the samples collected for the infection with white spot syndrome virus shall be tested using one or more of the diagnostic methods in accordance with the detailed diagnostic methods and procedures approved by the EURL for fish and crustacean diseases. These detailed diagnostic procedures are given in the sampling and diagnostic manuals below.

EU Diagnostic Methods and Procedures for the Surveillance and Confirmation of White Spot Syndrome Virus

OIE Diagnostic Manual on Infection with White Spot Syndrome Virus

Infection with Yellow Head Virus

Infection with yellow head virus is listed in Category A (+ D & E), which are diseases that do not normally occur in the Union and for which immediate eradication measures must be taken.

For the infection with yellow head virus a link is given to the chapter in the OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals. This shall be followed until the approved EURL manual is uploaded on this website.

OIE Diagnostic Manual on infection with yellow head virus genotype 1

Infection with taura syndrome virus

Infection with taura syndrome virus is listed in Category A (+ D & E), which are diseases that do not normally occur in the Union and for which immediate eradication measures must be taken. 

For the infection with taura syndrome virus a link is given to the chapter in the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals. This shall be followed until the approved EURL manual is uploaded on this website.

OIE Diagnostic Manual on infection with Taura Syndrome Virus

Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease

NACA Card on acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease

Aphanomyces astaci (Crayfish plague)

OIE Diagnostic Manual on infection with Aphanomyces astaci

Hepatobacter penaei (Necrotising hepatopancreatitis)

OIE Diagnostic Manual on infection with Hepatobacter penaei

Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus

OIE Diagnostic Manual on infection with infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus 

Infectious myonecrosis virus

OIE Diagnostic Manual on infectious myonecrosis virus

Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (White tail disease)

OIE Diagnostic Manual on infection with Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus

Spherical baculovirosis (Penaeus monodon-type baculovirus)

OIE Diagnostic Manual on infection with Spherical baculovirosis 

Tetrahedral baculovirosis (Baculovirus penaei)

OIE Diagnostic Manual on tetrahedral baculovirosis

 

 

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23 OCTOBER 2021