Morbillivirus and Pilot Whale Deaths, Mediterranean Sea
Antonio Fernández* , Fernando Esperón†, Pedro Herraéz*, Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros*, Cristina Clavel‡, Antonio Bernabé‡, J. Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaino§, Philippe Verborgh¶, Renaud DeStephanis¶, Francisco Toledano#, and Alejandro Bayón‡
Author affiliations: *University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain; †National Institute for Crop and Food Research, Madrid, Spain; ‡University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain; §University Complutense-Madrid, Madrid, Spain; ¶CIRCE (Conservation, Information, Research, Cetaceans) Andalusia, Spain; #PROMAR (Recovery Program for Marine Animals), Almería, Spain;
Figure 1. Lymph node of pilot whale. Positive intracytoplasmic immunoperoxidase staining of morbilliviral antigen in several syncytial cells and in monocyte-like cells. Avidin-biotin-peroxidase with Harris hematoxylin counterstain. Original magnification ×400.
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