Calicivirus pathogenic for swine: a new serotype isolated from opaleye Girella nigricans, an ocean fish

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Science  22 Aug 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4459, pp. 940-941
DOI: 10.1126/science.7403862


A new calicivirus, designated San Miguel sea lion virus type 7 (SMSV-7), was isolated from fish and produced a disease condition identical to vesicular exanthema in experimentally infected swine. Serotype SMSV-7 was also isolated from four elephant seals and one sea lion trematode, whereas a second calicivirus serotype isolated from fish proved to be SMSV-6.