Herpesvirus infection with severe lymphoid necrosis affecting a beaked whale stranded in the Canary Islands
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Watanabe, Tatiane T. N. [UNESP]
Belliere, Edwige N.
Espinosa de los Monterosl, Antonio
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This report describes the pathologic findings in a single, adult female Cuvier's beaked whale Ziphius cavirostris stranded in the Canary Islands. The study indicated that this whale died with a severe, systemic, herpesviral infection and clearly exhibited lesions different from those of the fat and gas embolic syndrome described in beaked whale mass strandings associated with sonar exposure. This is the first report of a cetacean alphaherpesvirus infection of the lymphoid system in a beaked whale.
Beaked whale, Herpes virus, Lymphoid system
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Oldendorf Luhe: Inter-research, v. 89, n. 3, p. 261-264, 2010.