Phocine distemper in German seals, 2002

G Muller, P Wohlsein, A Beineke, L Haas, I Greiser-Wilke, U Siebert, S Fonfara, T Harder, M Stede, A D Gruber, W Baumgartner

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    Approximately 21,700 seals died during a morbillivirus epidemic in northwestern Europe in 2002. Phocine distemper virus 1 was isolated from seals in German waters. The sequence of the P gene showed 97% identity with the Dutch virus isolated in 1988. There was 100% identity with the Dutch isolate from 2002 and a single nucleotide mismatch with the Danish isolate.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)723-725
    Number of pages3
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

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