Antibodies to Brucella spp. in Pacific bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands

Masato Tachibana, Kenta Watanabe, Suk Kim, Yoshitaka Omata, Koichi Murata, Ted Hammond, Masahisa Watarai

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Abstract

Brucella spp. have been recently isolated from a variety of marine mammals. Serum samples from 58 Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursipa aduncus) from the Solomon Islands were tested for antibodies to Brucella spp. by the tube agglutination test (TAT), enzymed-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and immunoblotting. Anti-Brucella spp. antibodies were detected by TAT and ELISA in 31 and 40 of 58 samples, respectively. These results suggest that Pacific bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands are infected with Brucella spp. or a Brucella-like organism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-414
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bottlenose dolphins
  • Brucella
  • Solomon Islands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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    Tachibana, M., Watanabe, K., Kim, S., Omata, Y., Murata, K., Hammond, T., & Watarai, M. (2006). Antibodies to Brucella spp. in Pacific bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 42(2), 412-414. https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-42.2.412