Dolphin Morbillivirus in a Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) in Denmark, 2016

Wendy K. Jo, Miguel L. Grilo, Peter Wohlsein, Emilie U Andersen-Ranberg, Mette S Hansen, Carl C. Kinze, Charlotte Kristiane Hjulsager, Morten T. Olsen, Kristina Lehnert, Ellen Prenger-Berninghoff, Ursula Siebert, Albert Osterhaus, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Lasse F. Jensen, Erhard van der Vries

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    We studied the etiology of encephalitis in a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) that stranded in 2016 on the coast of Denmark. Dolphin morbillivirus (DMV) was detected in the brain and other organs. Phylogenetics showed close relation to DMV isolated from a striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) from Spain in 2012.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)921-924
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


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