Archives of Virology

, Volume 118, Issue 3–4, pp 247–252 | Cite as

Isolation and characterisation of a porpoise morbillivirus

  • S. J. McCullough
  • F. McNeilly
  • G. M. Allan
  • S. Kennedy
  • J. A. Smyth
  • S. L. Cosby
  • S. McQuaid
  • B. K. Rima
Brief Report

Summary

A morbillivirus was isolated from lung tissue of a porpoise which had lesions similar to those of phocine distemper. Porpoise and seal isolates differed in their reactions to monoclonal antibodies to canine distemper virus.

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© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. McCullough
    • 1
  • F. McNeilly
    • 1
  • G. M. Allan
    • 1
  • S. Kennedy
    • 1
  • J. A. Smyth
    • 1
  • S. L. Cosby
    • 2
  • S. McQuaid
    • 2
  • B. K. Rima
    • 2
  1. 1.Veterinary Research LaboratoriesBelfast
  2. 2.Department of BiologyThe Queen's University of BelfastBelfastNorthern Ireland

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