|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.