Canine Distemper Virus

Authored by: Rebecca P. Wilkes

Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498700368
eBook ISBN: 9781498700375
Adobe ISBN:


 Download Chapter



Canine distemper virus (CDV) is a member of the order Mononegavirales, family Paramyxoviridae, subfamily Para-myxovirinae, and genus Morbillivirus. It is closely related to viruses responsible for measles in humans, rinderpest (now extinct) in cattle, peste des petits ruminants in small ruminants, phocine distemper in seals, and cetacean morbillivi-ruses in dolphins, porpoises, and whales. 1-3

Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.