Canine distemper virus

A viral disease affecting mainly canids, weasels and bears. It is a highly contagious disease characterised by high fever and involvement of the respiratory, nervous, digestive and skin systems. It is caused by a Morbillivirus of the Paramyxoviridae family. The disease is most commonly transmitted by droplets or direct contact with an infected animal. The animal can continue to spread the virus through urine for several months after recovery.

Contact

MVDr. Roman Masopust
+420 770 118 901
roman.masopust@svupraha.cz

Description

Canine distemper virus testing uses specific PCR methods for virus detection and specific NIFR methods for antibody detection.

Molecular biology

RNDr. Alexander Nagy, Ph.D.
+420 770 118 897
alexander.nagy@svupraha.cz

Information and Results

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