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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

Research

Sealpox Virus in Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Facilities, North America, 2007–2009

Amira Roess1, Rebecca Levine, Laura Barth, Benjamin Monroe, Darin Carroll, Inger Damon, and Mary ReynoldsComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Outcome of sealpox infection among 23 pinnipeds at 9 marine mammal rehabilitation facilities, North America, 2007–2009

Characteristic Outcome of infection, no. animals
Total no. animals
Illness resolved Animal died or was euthanized Unknown
Species
California sea lion 6 2 0 8
Gray seal 2 1 0 3
Northern elephant seal 0 1 0 1
Harbor seal 8 3 0 11
Male
Pup, <1 y of age 9 3 1 13
Adult 0 1 0 1
Female
Pup 6 1 0 7
Adult 0 2 0 2
Time of lesion development
At admission to facility 1 3 0 4
<5 wk after admission 9 2 0 11
>5 wk after admission 2 0 0 2
Health status
Diseased 0 4 0 4
Malnourished 8 1 0 9
Injured plus malnourished or diseased 9 1 0 10

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1Current affiliation: George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

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