Molecular genetic evidence of a novel morbillivirus in a long-finned pilot whale (Globicephalus melas)

Jeffery K. Taubenberger, Mark M. Tsai, T. Joy Atkin, Thomas G. Fanning, Amy E. Krafft, R. B. Moeller, S. E. Kodsi, M. G. Mense, Thomas P. Lipscomb

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Abstract

A long-finned pilot whale with morbilliviral disease was stranded in New Jersey. An immunohistochemical stain demonstrated morbilliviral antigen. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction for morbillivirus P and N genes was positive. Novel sequences most closely related to, but distinct from, those of dolphin and porpoise morbilliviruses suggest that this virus may represent a third member of the cetacean morbillivirus group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume6
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Taubenberger, J. K., Tsai, M. M., Atkin, T. J., Fanning, T. G., Krafft, A. E., Moeller, R. B., Kodsi, S. E., Mense, M. G., & Lipscomb, T. P. (2000). Molecular genetic evidence of a novel morbillivirus in a long-finned pilot whale (Globicephalus melas). Emerging Infectious Diseases, 6(1), 42-45.