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How to prevent EMS shrimp kills?

Total disinfection of shrimp ponds to kill the Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria that are vectors of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) -- the disease that has devastated shrimp stocks in Asia since 2009 and is now causing severe problems on shrimp farms in northern Mexico -- may do more harm than good, according to researchers at Ghent University in Belgium.

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