canine distemper

noun

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Recent Examples on the Web At 60 days, they'll be vaccinated for canine distemper and plague and at 90 days, for rabies. Karina Bland, The Arizona Republic, 7 June 2021 Since then, canine distemper, an untreatable virus that can infect many types of carnivores, has spread among Amur tigers across the subspecies' range in Russia's far east. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, 26 Mar. 2021 Added genetic diversity could help protect the population from diseases such as sylvatic plague and canine distemper that periodically slash its numbers, reports Mead Gruver for the Associated Press. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Feb. 2021 Alonso Aguirre, a wildlife disease expert at George Mason University in Virginia, explains that canine morbillivirus, which causes canine distemper, first jumped to seals in 1988 and has been spreading ever since. Bradley Van Paridon, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Aug. 2020 The seals were suffering from a disease called phocine distemper virus, which is related to the canine distemper virus that infects domestic dogs. Popular Science, 22 June 2020 Humans cannot get canine distemper, but dogs can if they are not properly vaccinated, according to the release. Lily Jackson | Ljackson@al.com, al, 19 May 2020 Tigers are known to be vulnerable to rabies, anthrax and canine distemper, an often fatal morbillivirus commonly spread by stray dogs. Gloria Dickie, New York Times, 22 Apr. 2020 Similar to the common cold, canine distemper can be transmitted through inhalation of respiratory droplets or saliva, and occasionally through other bodily fluids. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2020

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of canine distemper was in 1929

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“Canine distemper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canine%20distemper. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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