A new strain of canine distemper virus (CDV) has been identified by pathologists in the US.
Scientists at the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire said the virus has been identified in eight wild animals. No virus in this distinct subgroup of CDV has yet been reported in a domesticated dog.
David Needle, a senior veterinary pathologist at the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, said: “This strain is significantly distinct from the vaccine strains.”
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