neutralizing antibodies to phocine distemper virus in atlantic walruses (odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) from arctic canada.the first evidence of phocine distemper virus (pdv) infection in atlantic walruses (odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) from nottingham island, northwest territories, canada, is reported. blood samples were collected from three male walruses killed by inuit hunters in the fall of 1990. differential virus neutralization test for each animal yielded higher titers against pdv than against other members of the morbillivirus genus including canine distemper, peste des petits ruminants, rinderpest and measles ...19948151831
a morbillivirus antibody survey of atlantic walrus, narwhal and beluga in canada.a longitudinal serologic survey was conducted for morbillivirus antibodies in atlantic walruses (odobenus rosmarus rosmarus), narwhal (monodon monoceros), and beluga (delphinapterus leucas) from the northwest territories, nunavut and the st. lawrence estuary (canada). sixty-five of 131 (50%) walruses sampled between 1984 and 1993 had detectable morbillivirus neutralizing antibodies. positive walrus were identified from four of five arctic sampling sites, to as far back as 1984. prevalence of mor ...200010941737
serologic evidence of influenza a infection in marine mammals of arctic canada.a serologic survey of influenza a antibodies was undertaken on 1,611 blood samples from five species of marine mammals collected from arctic canada from 1984-98. sampling was done in 24 locations throughout the canadian arctic encompassing sachs harbor (72 degrees n, 125 degrees w), northwest territories in the west to loks land (63 degrees n, 64 degrees w), nunavut in the east, to eureka (80 degrees n, 86 degrees w), nunavut in the north to sanikiluaq (56 degrees n, 79 degrees w), nunavut in th ...200111763748
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