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Brucella ceti infection in Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)
Jauniaux, T.P.; Brenez, C.; Fretin, D.; Godfroid, J.; Haelters, J.; Jacques, T.; Kerckhof, F.; Mast, J.; Sarlet, M.; Coignoul, F.L. (2010). Brucella ceti infection in Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Emerging Infectious Diseases 16(12): 1966-1968. http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1612.101008
In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention: Atlanta, GA. ISSN 1080-6040; e-ISSN 1080-6059
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Keyword
    Marine/Coastal

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  • Jauniaux, T.P.
  • Brenez, C.
  • Fretin, D.
  • Godfroid, J.
  • Haelters, J.
  • Jacques, T.
  • Kerckhof, F.
  • Mast, J.
  • Sarlet, M.
  • Coignoul, F.L.

Abstract
    We describe Brucella sp. infection and associated lesions in a harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) found on the coast of Belgium. The infection was diagnosed by immunohistochemistry, transmission electron microscopy, and bacteriology, and the organism was identified as B. ceti. The infection’s location in the porpoise raises questions of abortion and zoonotic risks.

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