[MARMAM] morbillivirus infection sardinia Italy

Simonetta Appino simonetta.appino at unito.it
Wed Nov 28 02:28:51 PST 2007

Dear all,
we would like to inform that in july 2007 we perform a necropsy on a 
striped dolphin stranded at Asinara island (Sardinia). Gross pathology 
showed diffuse ulceration on the whole body, absence of significant 
lesions in other organs. Histopathology showed mild demyelination in CNS 
and microglial activation. IHC revealed positivity for morbillivirus 
antigen in CNS.  Other lesion were rappresented by mild non suppurative 
pneumonitis and  diffuse hepatic edema.

Simonetta Appino DVM, PhD
Associate Professor Veterinary Pathology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Sassari University
simonetta.appino at unito.it

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