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Volume 14, Number 4—April 2008

Letter

Natural Coinfection with 2 Parvovirus Variants in Dog

Maria João Vieira*†, Eliane Silva*, Costantina Desario‡, Nicola Decaro‡, Júlio Carvalheira*, Canio Buonavoglia‡, and Gertrude Thompson*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal; †Clinicão-Clínica Veterinária, Figueira da Foz, Portugal; ‡University of Bari, Bari, Italy;

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Detection by minor groove binder probe assay of CPV antigenic variants in different specimens from dogs from the same litter (10 weeks old), Portugal, 2006*

Dog Vaccines Rapid test result for CPV Days in clinic Clinical course Samples TaqMan probe
CPV
FAM a/b FAM b/c VIC a/b VIC b/c
PT-15/07 None 7 Recovered Feces + + 2b
Lingual swab + + 2b
Serum + + 2b
PT-16/07 None + 7 Recovered Feces + + 2b
Lingual swab + + 2b
Serum + + 2b
PT-17/07 None + 7 Recovered Feces + 2c
Lingual swab + 2c
Serum + 2c
PT-32/07 None 7 Recovered Feces + + + 2b/2c
Lingual swab + + + 2b/2c
Serum + + + 2b/2c

*CPV, canine parvovirus.

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