Novel parvovirus related to primate bufaviruses in dogs

Vito Martella, Gianvito Lanave, Eszter Mihalov-Kovács, Szilvia Marton, Renáta Varga-Kugler, Eszter Kaszab, Barbara Di Martino, Michele Camero, Nicola Decaro, Canio Buonavoglia, Krisztián Bányai

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A novel protoparvovirus species, related genetically to human bufaviruses, was identified in dogs with respiratory signs. The canine bufavirus was distantly related to the well-known canine protoparvovirus, canine parvovirus type 2, sharing low amino acid identities in the nonstructural protein 1 (40.6%) and in the capsid protein 1 (33.4%). By screening collections of fecal, nasal, and oropharyngeal samples obtained from juvenile dogs (<1 year of age), canine bufavirus DNA appeared as a common component of canine virome. The virus was common in the stool samples of dogs with or without enteric disease and in the nasal and oropharyngeal swab samples of dogs with respiratory signs. However, the virus was not detected in nasal and oropharyngeal swab samples from animals without clinical signs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1061-1068
Number of pages8
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Martella, V., Lanave, G., Mihalov-Kovács, E., Marton, S., Varga-Kugler, R., Kaszab, E., Di Martino, B., Camero, M., Decaro, N., Buonavoglia, C., & Bányai, K. (2018). Novel parvovirus related to primate bufaviruses in dogs. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(6), 1061-1068.