First Case of Systemic Coronavirus Infection in a Domestic Ferret (Mustela putorius furo) in Peru

J. Lescano, M. Quevedo, O. Gonzales-Viera, L. Luna, Michael K Keel, F. Gregori

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A domestic ferret from Lima, Peru, died after ten days of non-specific clinical signs. Based on pathology, immunohistochemistry and molecular analysis, ferret systemic coronavirus (FRSCV)-associated disease was diagnosed for the first time in South America. This report highlights the potential spread of pathogens by the international pet trade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-585
Number of pages5
JournalTransboundary and Emerging Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015



  • Coronavirus
  • Ferrets
  • Mustelidae
  • Polymerase chain reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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