Plasma phase viremia in canine distemper virus infection.

S. Krakowka, Robert Higgins, A. E. Metzler

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Plasma samples from gnotobiotic pups infected with R252 canine distemper virus at 7 days of age contained free infective virus when titrated on canine pulmonary macrophage cultures. Virus was detected 7 days after infection and increased thereafter. Platelets may be involved in leukocyte-free viremia. The present study indicated that the method of dissemination of the virus in vivo involves plasma and canine distemper virus-infected leukocytes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-146
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)


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