Jo WK, Grilo ML, Wohlsein P, Andersen-Ranberg EU, Hansen MS, Kinze CC, Hjulsager CK, Olsen MT, Lehnert K, Prenger-Berninghoff E, Siebert U, Osterhaus A, Baumgärtner W, Jensen LF, van der Vries E

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

Journal of wildlife diseases. 2017-05-17;

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.

PMID: 28513327

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