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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)