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Evaluating the influence of epidemiological parameters and host ecology on the spread of phocine distemper virus through populations of harbour seals.
Phocine distemper virus (PDV), which decimated seal populations 14 years ago, is now thought to be threatening seals in the region after the discovery of two sick pups.
Scientific tests on the carcasses confirm that phocine distemper virus, which does not affect humans, has infected seal communities in Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands, reveals the study published in the journal Science.
The virus subsequently was classified as a species of the genus Morbillivirus (family Paramyxoviridae) (2,3), Phocine distemper virus (PDV).
Scientists confirmed the Phocine Distemper Virus (PDV) had hit Ireland after a dead seal was found on one of the Aran Islands on October 9.
The warning came after five seals washed up on the east coast of England were found to have died from phocine distemper virus.
Rangers on Hilbre Island, off the coast of West Kirby, have begun monitoring the 500 grey seals for signs of Phocine distemper which spreads quickly and weakens the animal's immune system.
In northern Europe, phocine distemper virus (PDV) caused 2 epidemics that resulted in 23,000 harbor seal deaths in 1988 and >30,000 deaths in 2002 (1).
Scientists have found the Phocine Distemper Virus (PDV) in the carcass of a seal on one of the Aran Islands off Galway.
Seals in Norfolk have gone down with the Phocine Distemper Virus (PDV).
A review of the 1988 and 2002 phocine distemper virus epidemics in European harbour seals.