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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Canine distemper virus has a 4-year epizootic cycle (Hoff et al.
Serological evidence against role for canine distemper virus in pathogenesis of Paget's disease of bone [letter].
Serological and demographic evidence for domestic dogs as a source of canine distemper virus infection for Serengeti wildlife.
Encephalitis induced by a canine distemper virus in squirrel monkeys.
Nucleotide sequence analysis of phocine distemper virus reveals its distinctness from canine distemper virus.
Epidemiology of canine distemper virus in Trentino in foxes and badgers [in Italian].
Nasal swabs from the miniature schnauzer, cocker spaniel, and Yorkshire terrier were positive for influenza virus and negative for other pathogens, including canine distemper virus, canine parainfluenza-2 virus, and Bordetella bronchiseptica.
A monoclonal antibody to canine distemper virus (MoAb CDV-NP, VMRD, Inc.

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