[MARMAM] New publication: Dolphin Morbillivirus infection in a captive harbor seal

Sandro Mazzariol sandro.mazzariol at unipd.it
Mon Jan 28 03:26:44 PST 2013

Dear Collegues,

Sorry for cross-posting. We're pleased to announce a new publication on 
the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology 
(http://jcm.asm.org/content/51/2/708.long) which confirms the 
interspecies transmission of DMV from cetaceans to pinnipeds describing 
a clinical case occurred during the last DMV epidemics in the 
Mediterranean Sea (2007-2011).

Mazzariol S, Peletto S, Mondin A, Centelleghe C, Di Guardo G, Di 
Francesco CE, Casalone C, Acutis PL. *Dolphin Morbillivirus infection in 
a captive harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)*. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2013, 
51(2):708. DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02710-12.


During the second morbilliviral epidemic (2007-2011) in cetaceans along 
the Italian coastline, Dolphin Morbillivirus (DMV) was detected by 
molecular analyses in a captive harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) with 
pathological findings consistent with morbilliviral infection. This 
report confirms interspecies DMV transmission from cetaceans to pinnipeds.

Best regards

Sandro Mazzariol

Dr. Sandro Mazzariol, DVM, PhD
Dipartimento di Biomedicina Comparata e Alimentazione (BCA)
Università degli Studi di Padova
AGRIPOLIS - Viale dell'Università, 16
35020 - Legnaro (PD)

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e-mail: sandro.mazzariol at unipd.it

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