canine distemper virus
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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 virusA single-stranded RNA virus of the family paramyxovirus, which infects domesticated canines and wild carnivores, including ferrets, lions, dolphins and seals.
Transient fever followed by serous nasal and ocular discharge, acute encephalomyelitis and various CNS signs—spasms, hyperkinesia, myoclonus, convulsions and hypersalivation.