First isolation of a calicivirus from the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus).

@article{Skilling1987FirstIO,
  title={First isolation of a calicivirus from the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus).},
  author={Douglas E Skilling and Jeffery E. Barlough and Eugene S. Berry and Rhonda Frances Brown and A. W. Sam Smith},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={1987},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={534-8}
}
A calicivirus was isolated from the rectum of a Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) pup on Rogue Reef, off the southern Oregon coast. Based on the results of neutralization tests with specific typing antisera, the isolate was identified as San Miguel sea lion virus serotype 6 (SMSV-6). Blood obtained from nine of 37 pups (24%) during virus sample collection procedures had specific neutralizing antibodies to SMSV-6. The isolation of SMSV-6 from a Steller sea lion represents, to our knowledge… CONTINUE READING