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What type of virus?
RNA surrounded by fat protein envelope derived from glycoproteins incorporated into cell membrane
Closely related to what?
What species affected?
Candiae, felidae, procyonidae, mustelidae
How does the virus spread?
To URT and multiples within tissue macrophages and spreads to cells via lymphatics to tonsils and bronchial lymph nodes
- Carre isolated in 1905
- Liadlaw and Dunkin-1920
Aerosol (nasal) or droplet exposure to body excretions
Terms associated with distemper
- Chorea (convulsions)
- Hard pads
- Old Dog Encephalitis
- Physical exam, symptoms and clinical signs
- Fluorescent Antibody Test
- Viral isolation