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Table 1 Necropsy, histopathology and morbillivirus detection results in the Stenella coeruleoalba individuals stranded in the 2011 epizootic

From: Unusual striped dolphin mass mortality episode related to cetacean morbillivirus in the Spanish Mediterranean sea

Stranding date (2011) Age (length, cm) Sex Main gross lesions Main histological lesions Tissues tested for CeMV (positive samples underlined by UPL RT-PCR)
March 12 New born (108.7) Male Poor body condition, severe pneumonia Focal broncointersticial pneumonia with few giant cells, necrotic areas in reticular and perivascular cells of lymph nodes Brain, Lung, Pulmonary lymph node, Kidney
March 13 New born (112.3) Male Numerous injuries, severe enteritis in large intestine Multifocal lymphocytic bronchointerstitial pneumonia, bronchoalveolar hemorrhages, eosinophilic lymphadenitis, nephritis Brain, Thymus, Lung, Pulmonary lymph node, Kidney
March 15 Sub adult (170) Female Suboptimal body condition, gas bubbles in meninges vessels, severe pneumonia, mild gastritis Severe non-suppurative meningoencephalitis, intranuclear inclusion bodies mainly in astrocytes Brain, Lung, Prescapular and Pulmonary lymph nodes, Kidney
March 16 Adult (206) Female Poor body condition, severe pneumonia, enteritis in large intestine with numerous parasitic granulomas Verminous bronchopneumonia, chronic nephritis Brain*, Lung, Pulmonary lymph node, Kidney, Liver
March 23 Subadult (209) Female Cachexia, injuries, severe brain congestion, internal hemorrhage, atelectasis, large pulmonary bullae Verminous bronchopneumonia, pleuritiswith bacterial colonies, systemic intravascular bacterial embolism Brain, Lung, Pulmonary lymph node, Kidney
March 25 Subadult (170) Female Pneumonia in cranial left lung, enlarged and congestive prescapular and pulmonary lymph nodes Severe non-suppurative meningoencephalitis Brain, Lung, Pulmonary lymph node, Kidney, Tongue ulcer
March 26 Subadult (176) Female Poor body condition, maxilla and mandible fracture, brain congestion, numerous injuries, pneumonia, atelectasis, enlarged and hemorrhagic pulmonary and abdominal lymph nodes, hepatic congestion Mild non-suppurative meningoencephalitis Brain, Lung, Pulmonary lymph node, Kidney
March 29 New born (123) Male Suboptimal body condition, temporal fracture, tonsillitis, tongue ulcers, pulmonary fibrosis, severe pneumonia in right lung, enlarged and congestive pulmonary lymph nodes, severe enteritis in large intestine Severe brain hemorrhages Brain, Lung, Pulmonary lymph node
April 5 New born (109) Female Poor body condition, pneumonia, atelectasis, enlarged and congestive pulmonary lymph nodes, tonsillitis, enteritis in both small and large intestines Not evaluated Brain, Lung, Pulmonary lymph node
  1. *positive to phosphoprotein gene conventional RT-PCR.