Definition of parvovirus
1 : any of a family (Parvoviridae) of single-stranded DNA viruses that include the causative agents of fifth disease in humans, panleukopenia in cats, and parvovirus in dogs
2 : a highly contagious febrile virus disease of dogs that is spread especially by contact with infected feces, that is caused by a strain (Canine parvovirus) of the parvovirus causing panleukopenia in cats, and that is marked by loss of appetite, lethargy, often bloody diarrhea and vomiting, and sometimes death
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Less common types of arthritis include inflammatory (rheumatoid, psoriatic), metabolic (gout) and even infectious (Lyme, parvovirus).
One canine illness that tends to spread in hot weather is parvovirus, which causes vomiting and diarrhea.
Risks If your foster carries a contagious disease like kennel cough or parvovirus, your other dogs may get sick.
The dog was suffering from parvovirus and died a week later, according to the District Attorney’s office.
To try to improve Merritt’s kidney function, Thomas treated the parvovirus with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, known as IVIG.
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Medical Definition of parvovirus
1a capitalized : a genus of single-stranded DNA viruses of the family Parvoviridae that includes the causative agents of panleukopenia in cats and fifth disease in humansb: any virus of the family Parvoviridae and especially of the genus Parvovirus
2: a highly contagious febrile disease of canines and especially dogs that is caused by a virus of the genus Parvovirus (species Canine parvovirus), is spread especially by contact with infected feces, and is marked by loss of appetite, lethargy, often bloody diarrhea and vomiting, and sometimes death—called also canine parvovirus, parvo
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