CANINE DISTEMPER PREVALENCE IN PAKISTAN – Biological Times

CANINE DISTEMPER PREVALENCE IN PAKISTAN

Publication Date : 25-06-2023


Author(s) :

Muhammad Ahsan, Muhammad Wasif.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 6
(06 - 2023)



Abstract :

Canine distemper virus (CDV) is responsible for high morbidity and mortality in dogs. It has been infecting domestic dogs for decades. It is caused by ‘’Canine Distemper Virus’’, extremely transmissible infection of dogs and is very dominant in Pakistan. The causative agent (CDV) is a member of the genus Morbillivirus in the family Paramyxoviridae. Puppies having insufficiently acquired maternal antibodies often fall a prey to this infection due to weak immune response. The virus generation inclusions of varying size and morphology in cells which can be the basis of its detection. Spread of CD is not declined despite applying extensive vaccination efforts in the country. It has the second highest fatality rate of any infectious disease.


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