Photobacterium damselae subspecies damselae Pneumonia in Dead, Stranded Bottlenose Dolphin, Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Danny Morick, Shlomo E. Blum, Nadav Davidovich, Ziv Zemah-Shamir, Eyal Bigal, Peleg Itay, Assaf Rokney, Iris Nasie, Noa Feldman, Marcelo Flecker, Mia Roditi-Elasar, Kobi Aharoni, Yotam Zuriel, Natascha Wosnick, Dan Tchernov, Aviad P. Scheinin

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Abstract

Photobacterium damselae subspecies damselae, an abundant, generalist marine pathogen, has been reported in various cetaceans worldwide. We report a bottlenose dolphin in the eastern Mediterranean Sea that was found stranded and dead. The dolphin had a severe case of chronic suppurative pneumonia and splenic lymphoid depletion caused by this pathogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-183
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • bacteria
  • bottlenose dolphin
  • eastern Mediterranean Sea
  • Israel
  • marine mammals
  • Photobacterium damselae
  • Photobacterium damselae subspecies damselae
  • pneumonia
  • stranded
  • Tursiops truncatus
  • zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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