Volume 22, Number 4—April 2016
Morbillivirus and Pilot Whale Deaths, Canary Islands, Spain, 2015
|Animal no., age/sex||Total body length, cm||Weight, kg||Date stranded||Location||Decomposition code||Main pathologic findings||IHC-positive result||PCR-positive result|
|1, J/F||202||119||Jan 14||Fuerteventura||Moderate autolysis||Dermatitis, suppurative rhinitis, paranasal sinusitis, otitis media, air sacculitis, laryngitis, laryngeal tonsillitis, BIP, hyperkeratotic gastritis, lymphoid depletion||Lung, larynx, laryngeal tonsil, lymph nodes, spleen, adrenal gland, keratinized stomach, intestine, uterus, ovary||Lung, larynx, pulmonary lymph node, laryngeal tonsil, spleen, intestine|
|2, C/M||168||75||May 15||Fuerteventura||Fresh||Dermatitis, cheilitis, suppurative laryngeal tonsillitis, BIP, encephalitis||Lung, laryngeal tonsil, lymph nodes, spleen, kidney, testis, epididymis, intestine, adrenal gland, urinary bladder, brain||Lung, pulmonary lymph node, laryngeal tonsil, intestine, brain|
|3, A/M||448||900||May 20||Tenerife||Advanced autolysis||Advanced autolysis||None||Laryngeal tonsil|
*IHC, immunohistochemical analysis; J, juvenile; BIP, bronchointerstitial pneumonia; C, calf; A, adult. Tissues that were positive for herpesvirus and morbillivirus simultaneously are indicated in bold.
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