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1 October 2009 Canine Distemper Infection in Crab-eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous) from Argentina
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Canine distemper virus (CDV) has been reported worldwide in wild carnivores and has been cited as the cause of population declines in some species. Crab-eating foxes (Cerdocyon thous) from El Palmar National Park, Argentina, were observed either dead or exhibiting clinical neurologic signs. Samples were taken from two individuals that were later found to be positivefor CDV by direct immunofluorescence in brain tissue. Based on molecular studies, the CDV strain had a highpercentage of identity compared to CDV strains affecting dogs in Argentina.Thisis the first report of CDV infection in wild carnivores in Argentina.

Ferreyra, Calderón, Marticorena, Marull, and Leonardo: Canine Distemper Infection in Crab-eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous) from Argentina
Hebe Ferreyra, Marina G. Calderón, Damiá n Marticorena, Carolina Marull, and Barrios Caro Leonardo "Canine Distemper Infection in Crab-eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous) from Argentina," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45(4), 1158-1162, (1 October 2009). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-45.4.1158
Received: 5 June 2008; Published: 1 October 2009
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