Distemper virus as a cause of central nervous disease and death in badgers (Meles meles) in Denmark

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During the summer of 2002 a distemper-like disease was observed in the free-ranging badger population in Denmark. It was characterised by grand seizures, abnormal behaviour and death; the badgers all had severe chronic pneumonia and some had non-suppurative encephalomyelitis. in this study, eight of the affected badgers were examined by gross pathological, histological, immunohistological, bacteriological, parasitological and virological methods, and were diagnosed with distemper; canine distemper virus was identified.
Original languageEnglish
JournalVeterinary Record
Issue number17
Pages (from-to)527-530
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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