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1 July 2001 Microscopic Evidence of Adenoviral Infection in a Muskrat in Illinois
Dale M. Webb, Leslie W. Woods
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A wild muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) found moribund in Illinois (USA) had minimal meningitis and pleuritis, probably of bacterial origin. There were large, basophilic, intranuclear inclusion bodies within scattered enterocytes. The inclusions were microscopically typical of those produced by adenoviruses, and ultrastructurally were intranuclear paracrystalline arrays of virus particles with characteristics of adenoviruses. The significance of the adenovirus infection in this muskrat is unknown.

Webb and Woods: Microscopic Evidence of Adenoviral Infection in a Muskrat in Illinois
Dale M. Webb and Leslie W. Woods "Microscopic Evidence of Adenoviral Infection in a Muskrat in Illinois," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 37(3), 643-645, (1 July 2001). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-37.3.643
Received: 15 July 2000; Published: 1 July 2001
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Adenovirus
electron microscopy
muskrat
Ondatra zibethicus
viral inclusion bodies
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