Zeehondengriep voorbij

Ecomare, 1 juni 2015 – Het griepvirus dat onder de gewone zeehonden heerste is voorbij. Sinds half februari zijn er geen zeehonden met dit virus meer gevonden. Staatssecretaris Dijksma heeft de kustgemeenten daarom geadviseerd om de voorzorgsmaatregelen die waren genomen af te bouwen. >> Lees verder …

Influenza A(H10N7) Virus in Dead Harbor Seals, Denmark

Since April 2014, an outbreak of influenza in harbor seals has been ongoing in northern Europe. In Denmark during June–August, 152 harbor seals on the island of Anholt were found dead from severe pneumonia. We detected influenza A(H10N7) virus in 2 of 4 seals examined. >> Lees verder …

Increased harbour seal mortality in the Wadden Sea

21 november 2014 – 1578 severely sick or dead harbour seals were found at the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein to date, with the vast majority reported from the islands of Sylt, Helgoland, Amrum and Föhr. Only few more dead seals were found over the last couple of days and most of these animals seemed to be dead for a while. Therefore, the National Park Administration is expecting the disease to subside. Almost 90% of harbour seals in the area survived the influenza epidemic.

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Avian influenza A(H10N7) virus involvement in mass mortality of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in Sweden, March through October 2014

We provide the first scientific report of influenza A virus involvement in a mass mortality event among harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) off the west coast of Sweden. Avian influenza A (H10N7) virus was detected in the lungs of two affected animals. This subtype has not been reported in seals to date, nor has influenza A-associated … Meer lezen