Brief Report

Archives of Virology

, Volume 133, Issue 1, pp 189-193

Isolation of a virus with rhabdovirus morphology from a white-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris)

  • A. D. M. E. OsterhausAffiliated withLaboratory of Immunobiology, National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM) Bilthoven
  • , H. W. J. BroedersAffiliated withLaboratory of Control Biological Products, National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM) Bilthoven
  • , J. S. TeppemaAffiliated withLaboratory of Pathology, National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM) Bilthoven
  • , T. KuikenAffiliated withThe Zoological Society of London, Institute of Zoology, Regent's Park
  • , J. A. HouseAffiliated withU.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, National Veterinary Services Laboratory, Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
  • , H. W. VosAffiliated withSeal Rehabilitation and Research Centre
  • , I. K. G. VisserAffiliated withSeal Rehabilitation and Research Centre

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Summary

A virus with rhabdovirus morphology which proved to be antigenically distinct from rabies virus and vesicular stomatitis virus was isolated from a dolphin that had beached on the Dutch coast. Neutralizing antibodies to this virus were found in several European marine mammal species.