It’s NOT Circovirus

A disease characterized by lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, necrotizing vasculitis killed several dogs in Ohio. Early tests found the presence of the newly discovered Dog circovirus (CaCV) in diseased dogs and media reports quickly implicated circovirus. They were wrong. A report from the American Veterinary Medical Association reports that circovirus wasn’t responsible for the outbreak and…

Novel Dog Virus: Canine Bocavirus 3

The Society for General Microbiology (#sgmman) is holding a conference in Manchester (March 25-28)so a short report on a new canine virus is on the menu. A previously unknown bocavirus has been isolated in the post-mortem examination of a dog’s liver (Li 2013). Bocaviruses have recently received increased attention thanks to the discovery of the first known…