A quarter of the shrimp farms in Guangdong province have been infected with a deadly new disease Div1, local farmers say. Photo: Xinhua

China’s shrimp farmers ‘terrified’ as deadly virus threatens to destroy lucrative seafood industry

  • The virus, known as Decapod iridescent virus 1, has infected about a quarter of the shrimp farms in Guangdong province, the heart of production in China
  • It is not known to harm humans but can kill shrimp in a matter of days
Topic |   China economy
A quarter of the shrimp farms in Guangdong province have been infected with a deadly new disease Div1, local farmers say. Photo: Xinhua
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