Infection of cultured human and monkey cell lines with extract of penaeid shrimp infected with Taura syndrome virus

Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Feb;9(2):265-6. doi: 10.3201/eid0902.020181.


Taura syndrome virus (TSV) affects shrimp cultured for human consumption. Although TSV is related to the Cricket Paralysis virus, it belongs to the "picornavirus superfamily," the most common cause of viral illnesses. Here we demonstrate that TSV also infects human cell lines, which may suggest that Penaeus is a potential reservoir of this virus.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Aquaculture
  • Cell Line
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Culture Media
  • Cytopathogenic Effect, Viral
  • Haplorhini
  • Humans
  • Penaeidae / virology*
  • Picornaviridae / genetics
  • Picornaviridae / isolation & purification
  • Picornaviridae / pathogenicity*
  • Shellfish / virology*


  • Culture Media