The other 4 examined whales showed no evidence of morbillivirus infection. The range of DMV-susceptible host species has progressively expanded (5), as highlighted by the recent report of DMV infection in a captive common seal (Phoca vitulina) during the 2011 outbreak (14).
Morbillivirus infection in cetaceans stranded along the Italian coastline: pathological, immunohistochemical and biomolecular findings.
This may explain the coexistence of two mechanisms occurring during acute Morbillivirus infections
. Thus after initial immune suppression the host develops a strong lifelong immunity against reinfection.
Postmortem diagnosis of morbillivirus infection
in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico epizootics by polymerase chain reaction-based assay.
Dolphin morbillivirus infection
in different parts of the Mediterranean Sea.
Her research activities include a health status monitoring program in seals and cetaceans from the German North and Baltic Sea and cetaceans from the Black Sea with special emphasis on morbillivirus infections
In: Proceedings of International Symposium on Morbillivirus infections
. 12-13 June 1994, Hannover Veterinary School, Germany.
Together with antigenic and genomic evidence, our findings indicate that morbillivirus infection
is extant in Guiana dolphins in the waters off Brazil.
We describe a systemic morbillivirus infection
in a bottlenose dolphin in the Canary Islands.
Lesions characteristic of morbillivirus infection
were found in tissue specimens from dead seals.
(15) speculated that pilot whales may serve as vectors of morbillivirus infection
to other odontocete cetaceans.