7. Morbillivirus Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén4,5,
  2. J. Paul Duff6 and
  3. Anna Meredith7
  1. Jolianne M. Rijks DVM, PhD1,
  2. Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus DVM, PhD2,
  3. Thijs Kuiken DVM, PhD, DACVP2 and
  4. Kai Frölich Dr3

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch7

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Rijks, J. M., Osterhaus, A. D. M. E., Kuiken, T. and Frölich, K. (2012) Morbillivirus Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 4

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 5

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 6

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 7

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dutch Wildlife Health Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, and Artemis Research Institute for Wildlife Health in Europe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Tierpark Arche Warder, Warder, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • morbillivirus infections;
  • Morbillivirus genus, of Paramyxoviridae, single-stranded RNA;
  • morbillivirus, lymphotropic, lymphoid depletion/immunosuppression;
  • canine distemper in carnivores;
  • CD, or La maladie de Carre, acute/subacute contagious;
  • CDV, broad host range, order Carnivora susceptible to CDV;
  • wildlife from Europe, and CD infections;
  • CDV transmission, aerosol/oral/respiratory/ocular fluids;
  • immunohistochemistry, and CDV antigen detection;
  • multiple species of aquatic mammals, morbillivirus infections


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Canine Distemper in Carnivores

  • Morbillivirus Infections in Aquatic Mammals

  • Exotic Morbillivirus Infections

  • References