Distemper Outbreak and Its Effect on African Wild Dog Conservation
Marco W.G. van de Bildt*†, Thijs Kuiken*†, Aart M. Visee‡, Sangito Lema§, Tony R. Fitzjohn§, and Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus*†
Author affiliations: *Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre, Pieterburen, the Netherlands; †Institute of Virology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; ‡The African Wild Dog Foundation, Schiedam, the Netherlands; §Wildlife Preservation Trust Fund, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania;
Figure 1. Lung lesions in an African wild dog with canine distemper. Hematoxylin and eosin staining. A. Bronchiole occluded by inflammatory cells and cell debris. B. Detail of A, showing multiple eosinophilic intracytoplasmic viral inclusions (arrows) in bronchiolar epithelium.
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