Fatal outbreaks in dogs associated with pantropic canine coronavirus in France and Belgium

Authors

  • A. Zicola,

    1. Veterinary Virology and Animal Viral Diseases, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Boulevard de Colonster, 20, B43b, Liege B-4000, Belgium
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    • These authors contributed equally to this study

  • S. Jolly,

    1. Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Liege, Belgium
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    • These authors contributed equally to this study

  • E. Mathijs,

    1. Veterinary Virology and Animal Viral Diseases, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Boulevard de Colonster, 20, B43b, Liege B-4000, Belgium
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  • D. Ziant,

    1. Veterinary Virology and Animal Viral Diseases, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Boulevard de Colonster, 20, B43b, Liege B-4000, Belgium
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  • N. Decaro,

    1. Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
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  • V. Mari,

    1. Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
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  • E. Thiry

    1. Veterinary Virology and Animal Viral Diseases, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Boulevard de Colonster, 20, B43b, Liege B-4000, Belgium
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Abstract

Infection with pantropic canine coronavirus was detected during outbreaks in France and Belgium. This was concurrent in most cases with canine parvovirus 2c. One outbreak was a deadly acute systemic disease with a single pantropic canine coronavirus infection. This is the first report of a fatality associated with pantropic canine coronavirus alone outside Italy.

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