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1 April 1986 ISOLATION OF A RETROVIRUS AND A HERPESVIRUS FROM A CAPTIVE CALIFORNIA SEA LION
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A non-oncogenic retrovirus was isolated from an explanted skin biopsy from a captive California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) with a history of recurring skin lesions. The morphology of the viral particles in electron photomicrographs was characteristic of a foamy virus, a retrovirus in the subfamily Spumavirinae. Viral cytopathic effects consistent with foamy virus infection were observed in subsequent explants of skin and lymph nodes and co-cultivated peripheral blood leukocytes. The sea lion with the persistent foamy virus infection later died from pericarditis caused by Pasteurella multocida. A herpesvirus was isolated from explants of lung.

Kennedy-Stoskopf, Stoskopf, Eckhaus, and Strandberg: ISOLATION OF A RETROVIRUS AND A HERPESVIRUS FROM A CAPTIVE CALIFORNIA SEA LION
Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, Michael K. Stoskopf, Michael A. Eckhaus, and John D. Strandberg "ISOLATION OF A RETROVIRUS AND A HERPESVIRUS FROM A CAPTIVE CALIFORNIA SEA LION," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 22(2), 156-164, (1 April 1986). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-22.2.156
Received: 4 September 1985; Published: 1 April 1986
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