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Borna Disease in a Free-Ranging Lynx (Lynx lynx)

Authors
  • M.-P. Degiorgis
  • A.-L. Berg
  • C. Hård af Segerstad
  • T. Mörner
  • M. Johansson
  • M. Berg
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2000
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine
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Abstract

A free-ranging lynx (Lynx lynx) was shot because of its abnormal behavior. Histopathological examination revealed a nonsuppurative meningoencephalitis. In situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, and reverse transcriptase PCR analysis showed the presence of Borna disease virus infection in the brain. To our knowledge, this is the first confirmed case of Borna disease in a large felid.

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