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Volume 16, Number 1—January 2010

Research

Recombinant Canine Coronaviruses in Dogs, Europe

Nicola DecaroComments to Author , Viviana Mari, Gabriella Elia, Diane D. Addie, Michele Camero, Maria Stella Lucente, Vito Martella, and Canio Buonavoglia
Author affiliations: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Valenzano, Italy (N. Decaro, V. Mari, G. Elia, M. Camero, M.S. Lucente, V. Martella, C. Buonavoglia); Feline Institute Pyrenees, Etchebar, France (D.D. Addie)

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Table 1

Distribution of CCoV genotypes and TGEV-like strains (CCoV-IIb) in dogs in European countries, 2001–2008*

Country No. samples No. or % positive
CCoV, no. CCoV-I no.† CCoV-II, no.† CCoV-I+II, no.‡ CCoV-IIb, no. CCoV-IIb/II, %
Italy 760 330 54 138 138 34 12.32
United Kingdom 199 54 13 24 17 10 24.39
Greece 81 45 16 15 14 1 3.45
Hungary 41 32 0 30 2 31 96.87
Portugal 33 12 6 3 3 0 0
Spain 32 2 0 1 1 0 0
Belgium 7 4 1 3 0 0 0
Romania 6 4 1 1 2 1 33.33
Bulgaria 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
Germany 3 3 0 0 3 0 0
Sweden 3 3 1 1 1 1 50
Slovakia 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
Poland 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Slovenia
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
Total 1,172 493 93 218 182 78 19.50

*CCoV, canine coronavirus; TGEV, porcine transmissible gastroenteritis virus.
†Infections with a single CCoV genotype.
‡Infections with both CCoV genotypes.

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