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Canine coronavirus: isolation and molecular detection on feces samples

Grant number: 14/03855-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Principal researcher:Tereza Cristina Cardoso da Silva
Grantee:Giovana Corbucci Danti Rezende
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária (FMVA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araçatuba. Araçatuba , SP, Brazil


Since the first identification of the virus in 1972, the disease caused by canine coronavirus (CCoV) has not been adequately investigated, and the role that the virus plays in canine enteric illness has not been well established. Only after the emergence in 2002 of SARS in humans, studies have new attention been focused on coronaviruses. Moreover, recently a new serotype on CCoV-IIb related to TGEV virus was reported. A lack of information about CCoV in Brazil move our laboratory, together with Dr. Nicola Decaro, University of Bari, Italy, to initiate studies on CCoV molecular characterization and further isolation in feces samples from suspect dogs.