Outbreak of common midwife toad virus in alpine newts (Mesotriton alpestris cyreni) and common midwife toads (Alytes obstetricans) in northern Spain: a comparative pathological study of an emerging ranavirus.

@article{Balseiro2010OutbreakOC,
  title={Outbreak of common midwife toad virus in alpine newts (Mesotriton alpestris cyreni) and common midwife toads (Alytes obstetricans) in northern Spain: a comparative pathological study of an emerging ranavirus.},
  author={Ana Balseiro and Kevin Patrick Dalton and Ana del Cerro and Isabel Marquez and Francisco Vargas Parra and Jos{\'e} Miguel Prieto and R C B Casais},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={186 2},
  pages={256-8}
}
This report describes the isolation and characterisation of the common midwife toad virus (CMTV) from juvenile alpine newts (Mesotriton alpestris cyreni) and common midwife toad (CMT) tadpoles (Alytes obstetricans) in the Picos de Europa National Park in Northern Spain in August 2008. A comparative pathological and immunohistochemical study was carried out using anti-CMTV polyclonal serum. In the kidneys, glomeruli had the most severe histological lesions in CMT tadpoles, while both glomeruli… CONTINUE READING