Archives of Virology

, Volume 159, Issue 10, pp 2751–2755 | Cite as

Canine kobuvirus infections in Korean dogs

  • Jae-Ku Oem
  • Jeong-Won Choi
  • Myoung-Heon Lee
  • Kyoung-Ki Lee
  • Kyoung-Seong Choi
Brief Report


To investigate canine kobuvirus (CaKoV) infection, fecal samples (n = 59) were collected from dogs with or without diarrhea (n = 21 and 38, respectively) in the Republic of Korea (ROK) in 2012. CaKoV infection was detected in four diarrheic samples (19.0 %) and five non-diarrheic samples (13.2 %). All CaKoV-positive dogs with diarrhea were found to be infected in mixed infections with canine distemper virus and canine parvovirus or canine adenovirus. There was no significant difference in the prevalence of CaKoV in dogs with and without diarrhea. By phylogenetic analysis based on partial 3D genes and complete genome sequences, the Korean isolates were found to be closely related to each other regardless of whether they were associated with diarrhea, and to the canine kobuviruses identified in the USA and UK. This study supports the conclusion that CaKoVs from different countries are not restricted geographically and belong to a single lineage.


Canine kobuvirus Complete sequence Phylogenetic analysis 



This research was supported by a grant from the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs in Anyang, ROK.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jae-Ku Oem
    • 1
  • Jeong-Won Choi
    • 1
  • Myoung-Heon Lee
    • 1
  • Kyoung-Ki Lee
    • 1
  • Kyoung-Seong Choi
    • 2
  1. 1.Animal Disease Diagnostic DivisionAnimal and Plant Quarantine AgencyAnyangRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Animal Biotechnology, College of Animal ScienceKyungpook National UniversitySangjuRepublic of Korea

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