Lesions of morbillivirus infection in a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) stranded along the Belgian coast

@article{Jauniaux1998LesionsOM,
  title={Lesions of morbillivirus infection in a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) stranded along the Belgian coast},
  author={Thierry Jauniaux and Gérard Charlier and M. Desmecht and Freddy Louis Coignoul},
  journal={Veterinary Record},
  year={1998},
  volume={143},
  pages={423 - 424}
}
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