2016 CVM News: Parrish: Surface mutation lets parvovirus jump to other species
Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species
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The news item from the Cornell Chronicle is about: Canine parvovirus, or CPV, emerged as a deadly threat to dogs in the late 1970s, most likely the result of the direct transfer of feline panleukopenia or a similar virus from domesticated cats. CPV has since spread to wild forest-dwelling animals, including raccoons, and the transfer of the virus from domesticated to wild carnivores has been something of a mystery.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Parrish, Colin; Fleischman, Tom; Cornell Chronicle