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      <JournalTitle>Emergent Life Sciences Research</JournalTitle>
      <PISSN>2395-6658 (</PISSN>
      <EISSN>) 2395-664X (Print)</EISSN>
      <ArticleType>Research Article</ArticleType>
          <FirstName>Kishan Kishorchandra Kalaria</FirstName>
      <Abstract>Litopenaeus vannamei farming is one of the profitable businesses of the aquaculture sector in India. As a result of excessive farming, shrimps were susceptible to various exotic, transboundary and emerging pathogens. This study's aim is to monitor the prevalence of diseases that affect shrimp in Karnataka. A total of 91 samples of L. vannamei post larvae and juveniles were collected from April 2022 to November 2022 in Karnataka. Samples were screened for pathogens as listed in Office of Internationale des Epizootics (OIE) which were already reported in India such as Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) and White spot syndrome virus (WSSV), Infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV), Taura syndrome virus (TSV), Infectious myonecrosis virus (IMNV), Yellow head virus (YHV); and Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND). and other emerging pathogens such as Hepatopancreatic parvovirus (HPV), Monodon baculovirus (MBV) and Decapod iridescent virus-1 (DIV-1). Out of 91 samples, 5 (5.5%) samples were positive for WSSV, 26 (28.6%) samples were positive for EHP, and 2 (2.2%) samples had multiple infections caused by WSSV and EHP. In this study we have reported a high prevalence of EHP than WSSV in all districts of Karnataka. Farmers were using specific pathogen-free (SPF) seeds for culture but still, their cultures are getting infected with the same pathogens which indicate poor pond preparation and bio-security. So we strongly recommend that farmers have to follow good management practices and bio-security to increase the productivity and sustainability of L. vannamei farming in India.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Office of Internationale des Epizootics (OIE), polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Prevalence, specific pathogen-free (SPF), Bio-security.</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://emergentresearch.org/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=14264&amp;title=PREVALENCE OF DISEASE OUTBREAK FROM CULTURED WHITELEG SHRIMP LITOPENAEUS VANNAMEI FARMS LOCATED IN KARNATAKA, INDIA</Abstract>