Canine distemper virus - a morbillivirus in search of new hosts?
Canine distemper morbillivirus (CDV) induces a multisystemic, often fatal disease in a wide and seemingly expanding host range among the Carnivora. Several genotypes of an otherwise monotypic virus species co-circulate in a geographically restricted pattern. Interspecies transmissions frequently occur, often leading to devastating epizootics in highly susceptible or immunologically naive populations.
|Keywords||Animals, Antigenic Variation, Distemper Virus, Canine/classification/genetics/immunology/*pathogenicity, Distemper/epidemiology/transmission/virology, Dogs, Epidemiology, Molecular, Human, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01010-X, hdl.handle.net/1765/3592|
Harder, T.C., & Osterhaus, A.D.M.E.. (1997). Canine distemper virus - a morbillivirus in search of new hosts?. Trends in Microbiology, 5(3), 120–124. doi:10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01010-X