detection of wellfleet bay virus antibodies in sea birds of the northeastern united states.wellfleet bay virus (wfbv) is a recently described orthomyxovirus isolated from the tissues of common eiders (somateria mollissima) collected during recurrent mortality events on cape cod, massachusetts, usa. coastal massachusetts is the only location where disease or mortality associated with this virus has been detected in wild birds, and a previous seroprevalence study found a significantly higher frequency of viral exposure in eiders from this location than from other areas sampled in north ...201728640712
prevalence and distribution of wellfleet bay virus exposure in the common eider (somateria mollissima).between 1998 and 2014, recurrent mortality events were reported in the dresser's subspecies of the common eider ( somateria mollissima dresseri) on cape cod, massachusetts, us near wellfleet harbor. the early die-offs were attributed to parasitism and emaciation, but beginning in 2006 a suite of distinct lesions was observed concomitant with the isolation of a previously unknown rna virus. this novel pathogen was identified as an orthomyxovirus in the genus quaranjavirus and was named wellfleet ...201727763829
experimental infection of common eider ducklings with wellfleet bay virus, a newly characterized orthomyxovirus.wellfleet bay virus (wfbv), a novel orthomyxovirus in the genus quaranjavirus, was first isolated in 2006 from carcasses of common eider (somateria mollissima) during a mortality event in wellfleet bay (barnstable county, massachusetts, usa) and has since been repeatedly isolated during recurrent mortality events in this location. hepatic, pancreatic, splenic, and intestinal necrosis were observed in dead eiders. we inoculated 6-week-old common eider ducklings with wfbv in an attempt to recreate ...201728841405
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