Arctic Lineage-Canine Distemper Virus as a Cause of Death in Apennine Wolves (Canis lupus) in Italy

  title={Arctic Lineage-Canine Distemper Virus as a Cause of Death in Apennine Wolves (Canis lupus) in Italy},
  author={Daria Di Sabatino and Alessio Lorusso and Cristina Esmeralda Di Francesco and Leonardo Gentile and Vincenza Di Pirro and Anna Lucia Bellacicco and Armando Giovannini and Gabriella Di Francesco and Giuseppe Marruchella and Fulvio Marsilio and Giovanni Savini},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Canine distemper virus (CDV) infection is a primary threat affecting a wide number of carnivore species, including wild animals. In January 2013, two carcasses of Apennine wolves (Canis lupus) were collected in Ortona dei Marsi (L'Aquila province, Italy) by the local Veterinary Services. CDV was immediately identified either by RT-PCR or immunohistochemistry in lung and central nervous tissue samples. At the same time, severe clinical signs consistent with CDV infection were identified and… CONTINUE READING
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