Detection of non-primate hepaciviruses in UK dogs.

  title={Detection of non-primate hepaciviruses in UK dogs.},
  author={Laila M R El-Attar and Judy A. Mitchell and H Brooks Brownlie and Simon L Priestnall and Joe Brownlie},
Non-primate hepacivirus (NPHV) has been identified in dogs, horses, bats and wild rodents. The presence of NPHV in dogs outside of the USA however is yet to be established. Here we describe for the first time the detection of NPHV in the UK dog population (described throughout the manuscript as CnNPHV). We examined tissues collected from dogs housed in a rehoming kennel where respiratory disease was endemic. CnNPHV RNA was detected in the tracheal tissues of 48/210 dogs by RT-PCR, and in the… CONTINUE READING
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