Feline Host Range of Canine parvovirus: Recent Emergence of New Antigenic Types in Cats
Published Date:Apr 2002
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 8(4):341-346.
Keywords:Amino Acid Sequence
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Feline Panleukopenia Virus
Terminology As Topic
Description:Since the emergence of Canine parvovirus (CPV-2) in the late 1970s, CPV-2 has evolved consecutively new antigenic types, CPV-2a and 2b. Although CPV-2 did not have a feline host range, CPV-2a and 2b appear to have gained the ability to replicate in cats. Recent investigations demonstrate the prevalence of CPV-2a and 2b infection in a wide range of cat populations. We illustrate the pathogenic potential of CPV in cats and assess the risk caused by CPV variants.
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