Detection and Characterization of New Coronavirus in Bottlenose Dolphin, United States, 2019

Leyi Wang, Carol Maddox, Karen Terio, Saraswathi Lanka, Richard Fredrickson, Brittany Novick, Celeste Parry, Abby McClain, Kyle Ross

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Abstract

We characterized novel coronaviruses detected in US bottlenose dolphins (BdCoVs) with diarrhea. These viruses are closely related to the other 2 known cetacean coronaviruses, Hong Kong BdCoV and beluga whale CoV. A deletion in the spike gene and insertions in the membrane gene and untranslated regions were found in US BdCoVs (unrelated to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1610-1612
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

Keywords

  • bottlenose dolphin
  • coronavirus
  • detection
  • genetic characterization
  • United States
  • viruses
  • zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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