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parvovirus

 [pahr´vo-vi″rus]
a group of extremely small, morphologically similar, ether-resistant DNA viruses, including the adeno-associated viruses.
human parvovirus B19 B19 virus.

Par·vo·vi·rus

(par'vō-vī'rŭs),
A genus of viruses (family Parvoviridae) that replicate autonomously in suitable cells. Strain B19 infects humans, causing erythema infectiosum and aplastic crisis in hemolytic anemia.
[L. parvus, small, + virus]

parvovirus

(pär′vō-vī′rəs)
n. pl. parvovi·ruses
1. Any of a family of very small DNA viruses that cause various diseases in animals, including feline panleukopenia, canine parvovirus, and fifth disease in humans.
2.
a. A highly contagious infectious disease of dogs, especially puppies, characterized by lethargy, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is spread through feces from infected animals.
b. The parvovirus that is the causative agent of this disease. In both subsenses also called canine parvovirus, parvo.

Par·vo·vi·rus

(pahr'vō-vī'rŭs)
A genus of viruses that replicate autonomously in suitable cells.
[L. parvus, small, + virus]
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A spokesman for Cats Protection's Coventry branch said: "We've been receiving increasing numbers of calls and messages from members of the public who said they'd bought kittens who subsequently became very unwell and died, and then vets across Coventry reported they were seeing lots of feline parvovirus cases.We urge you to check your cats are vaccinated against this potentially fatal illness."
The post continues: "We would like to make owners aware there is Parvovirus in the area and to look out for any of the symptoms: diarrhoea (often containing blood), vomiting, lethargy and generally showing signs of being unwell.
Table 2 shows CT and gain values of positive controls from 161 consecutive runs depending on what target was run in rotor position one: HSV gave gains of 9.33 or 8 while parvovirus and VZV typically gave gains of 8.
Lora added: "The only prevention for parvovirus is vaccination and it is essential that new puppies are vaccinated and older dogs have regular boosters."
Blue Cross says: "If your dog has come into contact with bedding, food and water bowls, carpet, or a kennel that a dog with parvovirus has touched, they can catch the virus.
Bullae or vesicles are considered rare manifestations of parvovirus B19 infection, which more typically presents with a "slapped-cheek" appearance and lacy exanthema, sometimes called erythema infectiosum.
Comparison between Haemaglutination Test and Polymerase Chain Reaction for Diagnosis of Canine Parvovirus Infection.
The VP1 showed <67.2% aa identity to other genera of the family Parvovirinae, including its closest relative in the Parvovirus genus (online Technical Appendix Table).
In patients with deficient immune systems, parvovirus B19 may cause infection and anemia, requiring hospitalization.
Symptoms of parvovirus include foulsmelling diarrhoea with blood in it, vomiting, loss of appetite, collapse, depression, fever and shock.