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Volume 16, Number 6—June 2010

Dispatch

Novel Norovirus in Dogs with Diarrhea

João Rodrigo Mesquita, Leslie Barclay, Maria São José Nascimento, and Jan VinjéComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Porto, Porto, Portugal (J.R. Mesquita, M.S.J. Nascimento); Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal (J. R. Mesquita); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (L. Barclay, J. Vinjé)

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Detection of canine norovirus, parvovirus, and coronavirus in 105 fecal samples from dogs with and without diarrhea, Porto, Viseu, and Guarda, Portugal, December 2007–November 2008*

Diarrhea Canine norovirus,† no. (%) dogs Canine parvovirus 2,‡ no. (%) dogs Canine coronavirus,§ no. (%) dogs Negative, 
no. (%) dogs Total no. dogs
Yes 25 (40) 36 (57) 32 (51) 11 (17) 63
No 4 (9) 22 (35) 2 (5) 18 (43) 42

*Detection by reverse transcription–PCR.
†Odds ratio (OR) 6.25, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.87–26.65; p = 0.0007 (univariate analysis).
‡OR 20.8, 95% CI 5.06–83.92; p<0.0001 (univariate analysis).
§OR 1.21, 95% CI 0.51–2.86; p = 0.63 (univariate analysis).

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