Brucella pinnipedialis infections in Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) from Washington State, USA.

  title={Brucella pinnipedialis infections in Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) from Washington State, USA.},
  author={Dyanna M. Lambourn and Michael Garner and Darla R Ewalt and Stephen A. Raverty and Inga F Sidor and Steven J. Jeffries and Jack C. Rhyan and Joseph K Gaydos},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={49 4},
In 1994 a novel Brucella sp., later named B. pinnipedialis, was identified in stranded harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). This Brucella sp. is a potential zoonotic pathogen and is capable of causing disease in domestic animals. Serologic, microbiologic, and pathologic data collected from live captured and stranded harbor seals were used to better describe the epizootiology of B. pinnipedialis in harbor seals from Washington State, USA, in 1994 through 2006. We found no sex predilection in harbor… CONTINUE READING
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