Bacteria and fungi of marine mammals: A review

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A list of the different bacterial and fungal agents isolated from marine mammals in different parts of the world is presented. Importance is given to some of the most recently identified bacterial agents, including Actinobacillus delphinicola, A. scotiae, and Brucella spp. A list, in alphabetical order, of bacteria recovered from different tissues or organs from marine mammals is presented for the integumentary, respiratory, digestive, genitourinary, and reticuloendothelial systems. Infectious bacterial agents associated with abscesses and with cases of septicemia are also listed. Information about the different fungal agents recovered from marine mammals is summarized. A section covering some of the zoonotic infectious agents recovered from marine mammals is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-116
Number of pages12
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)


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