[MARMAM] New Publication : Brucella ceti Infection in a Common Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) with Associated Pathology

Nicholas Davison Nick.Davison at sac.co.uk
Thu Apr 20 06:31:03 PDT 2017


Dear colleagues,

My co-authors and I are pleased to announce the publication of the following article online and ahead of print in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases:

Nicholas J. Davison, Lorraine L. Perrett, Claire Dawson, Mark P. Dagleish, Gary Haskins, Jakub Muchowski, and Adrian M. Whatmore 2017.

Brucella ceti Infection in a Common Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) with Associated Pathology. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7589/2016-08-200

Abstract: There are three major lineages of marine mammal strains of Brucella spp.: Brucella ceti ST23, found predominantly in porpoises; B. ceti ST26, in pelagic delphinids and ziphiids; and Brucella pinnipedialis ST24/25, predominantly in seals. The isolation of Brucella spp. in mysticetes has been described only in common minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in Norway and Scotland. We report a third case of Brucella infection and isolation in a minke whale associated with a large abscess. In contrast to the two previous reports that involved isolates of B. pinnipedialis ST24 or the porpoise-associated B. ceti complex ST23, this case was associated with the dolphin-associated B. ceti ST26. Thus, minke whales can be infected naturally with members of all the distinct major lineages of Brucella associated with marine mammals. This report is unique in that the B. ceti ST26 did not originate from a pelagic delphinid or a beaked whale.

The publication is available for  member of JWD at http://www.jwildlifedis.org/doi/abs/10.7589/2016-08-200

Or PDF by email at this address nick.davison at sruc.ac.uk<mailto:nick.davison at sruc.ac.uk>

Kind Regards


Nick Davison


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