Demonstration of antibodies in archival sera from Canadian seals reactive with a European isolate of phocine distemper virus

G Henderson, A Trudgett, C Lyons, K Ronald

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Abstract

Sera from seals infected during the 1988 European epizootic of phocine distemper virus and sera from Canadian seals collected since 1972 have been tested for the presence of antibodies to morbillivirus. Approximately one third of the Canadian sera have been shown to contain anti-morbillivirus antibodies; the possibility that these populations of seals provided a source of infection for European seals is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-8
Number of pages6
JournalThe Science of the total environment
Volume115
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 1992

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Antigens, Viral
  • Canada
  • Distemper
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Europe
  • Immunoblotting
  • Seals, Earless
  • Species Specificity

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