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1 October 1974 EPIZOOTIC OF CANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS INFECTION AMONG URBAN RACCOONS AND GRAY FOXES
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An epizootic of canine distemper (CD) virus infection is described among raccoons and gray foxes in urban Sarasota County, Florida. The epizootic persisted for 2 years with a total of 114 raccoons and 8 gray foxes being handled by Sarasota County Animal Control. Virus was isolated from clinically ill raccoons on two separate occasions, 7 months apart. CD antibodies were detected in 54.5% of a sample comprising both clinically ill and apparently normal raccoons. The incidence of CD in dogs in the county did not increase during the 2 year period.

HOFF, BIGLER, PROCTOR, and STALLINGS: EPIZOOTIC OF CANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS INFECTION AMONG URBAN RACCOONS AND GRAY FOXES
GERALD L. HOFF, WILLIAM J. BIGLER, STANLEY J. PROCTOR, and LEWIS P. STALLINGS "EPIZOOTIC OF CANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS INFECTION AMONG URBAN RACCOONS AND GRAY FOXES," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 10(4), (1 October 1974). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-10.4.423
Received: 27 May 1974; Published: 1 October 1974
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