canine distemper virus


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Related to canine distemper virus: Canine parvovirus, Infectious canine hepatitis

ca·nine dis·tem·per vi·rus

an RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus, a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, which causes canine distemper.
Synonym(s): dog distemper virus

canine distemper virus

A single-stranded RNA virus of the family paramyxovirus, which infects domesticated canines and wild carnivores, including ferrets, lions, dolphins and seals.

Clinical findings
Transient fever followed by serous nasal and ocular discharge, acute encephalomyelitis and various CNS signs—spasms, hyperkinesia, myoclonus, convulsions and hypersalivation.
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Detection by hemi-nested reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and genetic characterization of wild type strains of canine distemper virus in suspected infected dogs.
Detection and differentiation of field and vaccine strains of canine distemper virus using reverse transcription followed by nested real time PCR (RT-nqPCR) and RFLP analysis.
Detection of canine distemper virus nucleoprotein RNA by reverse transcription-PCR using serum, whole blood, and cerebrospinal fluid from dogs with distemper.
Epizootic of canine distemper virus infection among urban raccoons and gray foxes.
Age and sex distribution of Ethiopian wolves in focal packs monitored in Sanetti Plateau, Ethiopia, before, during, and after a 2005-2006 outbreak of canine distemper virus November 2005, before the outbreak Adult, Adult, Focal pack M F Subadult Total Badagassa 4 3 3 10 Batu 3 2 4 9 BBC 4 1 7 12 Garba Guracha 2 2 4 8 Nyala 3 3 2 8 Quarry 3 2 3 8 Bilisa 2 1 0 3 Total 21 14 23 58 April 2006, during the outbreak Adult, Adult, Focal pack M F Subadult Total Badagassa 2 2 0 4 Batu 2 2 0 4 BBC 4 1 3 8 Garba Guracha 2 1 1 4 Nyala 1 1 1 3 Quarry 3 1 2 6 Bilisa 2 1 0 3 Total 16 9 7 32 November 2006, after the outbreak Adult, Adult, Focal pack M F Subadult Total Badagassa 2 2 0 4 Batu 2 2 0 4 BBC 2 1 0 3 Garba Guracha 2 1 1 4 Nyala 1 1 1 3 Quarry 3 1 2 6 Bilisa 2 1 0 3 Total 14 9 4 27 Table 2.
Encephalitis induced by a canine distemper virus in squirrel monkeys.
Natural infection with canine distemper virus in a Japanese monkey (Macaca fuscata).
Natural infection with canine distemper virus in hand-feeding rhesus monkeys in China.
Genotyping canine distemper virus (CDV) by a hemi-nested multiplex PCR provides a rapid approach for investigation of CDV outbreaks.
Epidemiology of canine distemper virus in Trentino in foxes and badgers [in Italian].
Prevalence of antibodies against canine distemper virus and canine parvovirus among foxes and wolves from Spain.
Prevalence of canine distemper virus, feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus in captive African lions (Panthera leo) in Japan.

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