Canine Coronavirus Infection in Cats; A Possible Role in Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV) and canine Coronavirus (CCV) are serologically closely related viruses with at least some genome sequence homology (Pedersen et al, 1978; Horzinek et al, 1982; Shockley et al, 1987). They are distinguished mainly by their host species of origin, and there are also some accounts of minor or one-way serological differences between the two groups (e.g. Pedersen et al, 1978). However some strains, at least, of CCV can infect cats (Barlough et al, 1984; Stoddart et al, 1988) and it is not Known how consistent the serological differences are when applied to a large number of canine and feline isolates.
KeywordsOral Inoculation Feline Infectious Peritonitis Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus Coronavirus Infection Canine Coronavirus
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