Canine Distemper

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Kristenw
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290828
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Canine Distemper
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2014-12-06 19:26:00
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Canine Distemper
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  1. What type of virus?
    RNA surrounded by fat protein envelope derived from glycoproteins incorporated into cell membrane
  2. Closely related to what?
    Human measles
  3. What species affected?
    Candiae, felidae, procyonidae, mustelidae
  4. How does the virus spread?
    To URT and  multiples within tissue macrophages and spreads to cells via lymphatics to tonsils and bronchial lymph nodes
  5. Family
    Paramyxoviridae
  6. Genus
    Morbillivirus
  7. History
    • Carre isolated in 1905
    • Liadlaw and Dunkin-1920
  8. Transmission
    Aerosol (nasal) or droplet exposure to body excretions
  9. Terms associated with distemper
    • Chorea (convulsions)
    • Tic
    • Hard pads
    • Old Dog Encephalitis
  10. Diagnosis
    • Physical exam, symptoms and clinical signs¬†
    • Serology
    • Fluorescent Antibody Test
    • Viral isolation

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