Clinical and molecular investigation of a canine distemper outbreak and vector-borne infections in a group of rescue dogs imported from Hungary to Switzerland

@inproceedings{Willi2015ClinicalAM,
  title={Clinical and molecular investigation of a canine distemper outbreak and vector-borne infections in a group of rescue dogs imported from Hungary to Switzerland},
  author={Barbara Willi and Andrea M. Spiri and Marina L Meli and Felix Grimm and Laura Beatrice and Barbara Riond and Tim Bley and Rolf Jordi and Matthias Dennler and Regina Hofmann-Lehmann},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Canine distemper virus (CDV) is a major pathogen of dogs and wild carnivores worldwide. In Switzerland, distemper in domestic dogs is rarely reported. In recent years, the import of dogs from Eastern Europe to Switzerland has steadily increased. In the present study, we describe a distemper outbreak in 15 rescue dogs that were imported from Hungary to Switzerland by an animal welfare organisation. The data on vaccination and medical history were recorded (14 dogs), and the samples… CONTINUE READING
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