[MARMAM] New publication on Dolphin Morbillivirus as possible factor in a sperm whales' mass stranding

Sandro Mazzariol sandro.mazzariol at unipd.it
Tue Dec 13 00:49:31 PST 2016


Dear All,


we're pleased to announce a new publication on dolphin morbillivirus 
(DMV) in a sperm whales' mass stranding:

*Mazzariol S, Centelleghe C, Di Provvido A, Di Renzo L, Cardeti G, 
Cersini A, et al. Dolphin morbillivirus associated with a mass stranding 
of sperm whales, Italy. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017*

In the paper investigations on the new findings of DMV in a mass 
stranding occurred in Italy in September 2014: seven sperm whales were 
stranded along Italy’s Adriatic coastline. Postmortem investigations on 
3 female adult whales and 1 male fetus carried by the largest female 
revealed molecular and immunohistochemical evidence of DMV infection. A 
possible role of the virus in the stranding event was considered.

The publication could be found at the following address
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/23/1/16-0239_article

Sincerely

Sandro Mazzariol

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Dr. Sandro Mazzariol, DVM, PhD
Dipartimento di Biomedicina Comparata e Alimentazione (BCA)
Università degli Studi di Padova
Cetaceans strandings Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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