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8 March 2018 Frequency of Virus Coinfection in Raccoons (Procyon lotor) and Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) During a Concurrent Rabies and Canine Distemper Outbreak
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Rabies and canine distemper virus infections in wildlife share similar presenting signs. Canine distemper virus was detected using real-time PCR of conjunctival swabs in rabies positive raccoons (22/32) and skunks (7/34) during a concurrent rabies and canine distemper outbreak in Ontario, Canada in 2015–16. Coinfections with both viruses should be considered, particularly in distemper endemic areas that are at risk of rabies incursion.

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Claire M. Jardine, Tore Buchanan, Davor Ojkic, G. Douglas Campbell, and Jeff Bowman "Frequency of Virus Coinfection in Raccoons (Procyon lotor) and Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) During a Concurrent Rabies and Canine Distemper Outbreak," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54(3), 622-625, (8 March 2018). https://doi.org/10.7589/2017-04-072
Received: 3 April 2017; Accepted: 20 December 2017; Published: 8 March 2018
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