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Volume 2, Number 3—July 1996

Dispatch

Two Morbilliviruses Implicated in Bottlenose Dolphin Epizootics

Jeffery K. Taubenberger*, Mark Tsai*, Amy E. Krafft*, Jack H. Lichy*, Ann H. Reid*, F. Yvonne Schulman†, and Thomas P. Lipscomb†
Author affiliations: *Division of Molecular Pathology, Department of Cellular Pathology; †Department of Veterinary Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology,Washington, DC 20306-6000 USA

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Table 2

Percentage of DM-V and PMV-infected animals by location

Stranding location No.
dolphins No. DMV
infected (%) No. PMV
infected (%)
Atlantic, New Jersey 8 7 (70)a 3 (30)a
Atlantic, Virginia 10 7 (58)a 5 (42)a
Atlantic, Florida 7 2 (29) 5 (71)
Gulf of Mexico, Texas 7 0 7 (100)

a Including the four cases of simultaneous DMV and PMV infection.

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