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Rabies, canine distemper virus, and bacterial infections were ruled out during testing.
According to animal experts, the raccoons likely are suffering from canine distemper.
The organization suspects his maladies may have led to his abandonment, and the pint-sized pup is currently on quarantine as staff watch for signs of canine distemper virus, officials said.
The disease, called canine distemper virus (CDV), infects many animals besides dogs, but it is rarely found in cats.
Also known as canine distemper, the virus affects dogs’ respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems.
In 1994, the Serengeti’s lion population was decimated by canine distemper; one-third of the lions died, about 1,000 animals.
The long list of animals known to have been infected by canine distemper includes rhesus monkeys, pandas, American black bears, South American jaguars and even seals.
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