Phocine distemper virus
(PDV), which decimated seal populations 14 years ago, is now thought to be threatening seals in the region after the discovery of two sick pups.
Scientists have found the Phocine Distemper Virus
(PDV) in the carcass of a seal on one of the Aran Islands off Galway.
BDMLR was set up in 1988 when a team of divers responded to the distemper virus
killing seals off the UK coast.
Immunohistochemistry of brain samples was negative for canine distemper virus
, canine adenovirus, Borna disease virus, Toxoplasma gondii, and Neospora canium (data not shown).
They will often be suffering from health problems and may carry infectious diseases such as Parvovirus and Canine Distemper virus
The team exposed three ferrets to the distemper virus
and, three days later, started giving them two doses daily for two weeks.
Veronika von Messling from the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, the researchers tested the drug by turning to a virus very closely related to measles virus, the canine distemper virus
, which causes a highly lethal infection in ferrets.
This kit is also used in a Standard Operating Procedure validated and accredited for diagnosing Canine distemper virus
(VIR105-POS) and other non-accredited procedures (SOP-VIR139; POS-VIR140; VIR158-POS, POS-VIR159).
The Canine VacciCheck kit is used as a diagnostic tool to evaluate the antibody response to the core vaccination or infection by Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Canine Parvovirus and Canine Distemper Virus
The initial vaccination should focus on Canine Distemper virus
and Canine Parvovirus.
35) Bacteriology and PCR for phocine distemper virus
performed on seal and porpoise samples yielded no answers as to the cause of the mass mortality.
These have included the measles virus, (15) parainfluenza virus, human herpesvirus type 6 (HHV-6), EBV, canine distemper virus