Microscopic evidence of adenoviral infection in a muskrat in Illinois

Dale M. Webb, Leslie Woods

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A wild muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) found moribund in Illinois (USA) had minimal meningitis and pleuritis, probably of bacterial origin. There were large, basophilic, intranuclear inclusion bodies within scattered enterocytes. The inclusions were microscopically typical of those produced by adenoviruses, and ultrastructurally were intranuclear paracrystalline arrays of virus particles with characteristics of adenoviruses. The significance of the adenovirus infection in this muskrat is unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-645
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2001


  • Adenovirus
  • Electron microscopy
  • Muskrat
  • Ondatra zibethicus
  • Viral inclusion bodies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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