Chronic meningoencephalitis associated with Brucella sp. infection in live-stranded striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba).

@article{Gonzlez2002ChronicMA,
  title={Chronic meningoencephalitis associated with Brucella sp. infection in live-stranded striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba).},
  author={Lorenzo Gonz{\'a}lez and Ivan A P Patterson and Robert J. Reid and Geoff Foster and Montserrat Barber{\'a}n and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Lozano Blasco and Seamus Kennedy and Forbes Howie and Jacques Godfroid and Alastair P Macmillan and Alex Schock and David Buxton},
  journal={Journal of comparative pathology},
  year={2002},
  volume={126 2-3},
  pages={147-52}
}
A chronic, non-suppurative meningoencephalitis was found in three young striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) during routine neuropathological examination of marine mammals live-stranded on the Scottish coast. In all three dolphins the lesions were associated with the isolation of a Brucella sp. from the brain and with the immunohistochemical detection of brucella antigen. Moreover, antibodies to Brucella spp. were detected in the two dolphins that were subjected to serological examination… CONTINUE READING