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More dead dolphins linked to deadly virus

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Four more dolphins have been found washed on area beaches, and all have been linked to the deadly morbilivirus.

The disease, which is similar to measles in humans, has already killed hundreds of dolphins along the east coast.

Officials with the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Marine Mammal Stranding Program confirmed that the dolphins that washed up this month in Sunset Beach, Holden Beach, and two along the Onslow County beach had the deadly disease.

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