canine distemper

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Europeans could have brought over diseases such as rabies and canine distemper (similar to measles, but in dogs) that were probably not present in the Americas before, Perri said. Yasemin Saplakoglu, Fox News, "Native dogs of the Americas were wiped out by European colonization," 6 July 2018 Rabies, canine distemper virus, and bacterial infections were ruled out during testing. Elaina Zachos, National Geographic, "Exclusive: Fatal Disease Likely Found in Lion Cubs for First Time," 11 Apr. 2018 According to animal experts, the raccoons likely are suffering from canine distemper. Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press, "'Zombie-like' raccoons are terrifying Ohio residents," 5 Apr. 2018 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. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ridiculously adorable baby red fox dubbed Clover admitted to Wisconsin Humane Society," 14 Mar. 2018 The disease, called canine distemper virus (CDV), infects many animals besides dogs, but it is rarely found in cats. Rafi Letxter, Washington Post, "Virus terrible for dogs shows up in critically endangered leopard," 20 Jan. 2018 Also known as canine distemper, the virus affects dogs’ respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "A Sickly Paleolithic Pupper Only Survived Because of Human Help," 28 Feb. 2018 In 1994, the Serengeti’s lion population was decimated by canine distemper; one-third of the lions died, about 1,000 animals. Mark Johnson, jsonline.com, "The hunt for a future killer," 15 Dec. 2017 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. Mark Johnson, jsonline.com, "The hunt for a future killer," 15 Dec. 2017

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canine distemper

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