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Volume 18, Number 6—June 2012

Dispatch

Louping Ill in Goats, Spain, 2011

Ana BalseiroComments to Author , Luis J. Royo, Claudia Pérez Martínez, Isabel G. Fernández de Mera, Úrsula Höfle, Laura Polledo, Nelson Marreros, Rosa Casais, and Juan F. García Marín
Author affiliations: Servicio Regional de Investigación y Desarrollo Agroalimentario, Gijón, Asturias, Spain (A. Balseiro, L.J. Royo, R. Casais); Universidad de León, León, Spain (C. Pérez Martínez, L. Polledo, J.F. García Marín); Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos, Ciudad Real, Spain (I.G. Fernández de Mera, Ú. Höfle, N. Marreros)

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Figure 1

Nonsuppurative encephalitis in goat affected by louping ill. A) Cerebellum with necrosis of Purkinje cells. Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain; scale bar = 100 µm. Inset: necrosis of Purkinje cells. H&E stain; scale bar = 20 µm. B) Midbrain. Area of neurophagia (arrow) surrounded by microglial cells. Necrosis of neurons can be also seen. H&E stain; scale bar = 50 µm. C) Lymphoid perivascular cuff in midbrain. H&E stain; scale bar = 50 µm. D) Spinal cord, gray matter. Focal microgl

Figure 1. . . Nonsuppurative encephalitis in goat affected by louping ill. A) Cerebellum with necrosis of Purkinje cells. Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain; scale bar = 100 µm. Inset: necrosis of Purkinje cells. H&E stain; scale bar = 20 µm. B) Midbrain. Area of neurophagia (arrow) surrounded by microglial cells. Necrosis of neurons can be also seen. H&E stain; scale bar = 50 µm. C) Lymphoid perivascular cuff in midbrain. H&E stain; scale bar = 50 µm. D) Spinal cord, gray matter. Focal microgliosis (crosses) and neurons undergoing necrosis (arrows). H&E stain; scale bar = 50 µm.

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