dominant glycoprotein epitope of four corners hantavirus is conserved across a wide geographical area.a newly identified hantavirus, tentatively called four corners virus (fcv), was found to be the aetiological agent of a 1993 outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (hps) in the southwestern united states. immunodominant epitopes of 43 and 31 amino acids were identified in the nucleocapsid protein and g1 glycoprotein, respectively. the g1 genes of different hantaviruses are highly divergent, suggesting that geographically diverse fcvs might fail to cross-react owing to antigenic drift. we now ...19947525860
seroprevalence of infectious disease agents in free-ranging florida panthers (felis concolor coryi).serum samples obtained from 38 free-ranging florida panthers (felis concolor coryi) in southern florida, march 1978 through february 1991, were tested for antibodies against eight bacterial, parasitic, and viral disease agents. sera were positive for antibodies against feline panleukopenia virus (fpv) (78%), feline calicivirus (56%), feline immunodeficiency virus/puma lentivirus (37%), feline enteric coronavirus/feline infectious peritonitis virus (19%), and toxoplasma gondii (9%). all samples w ...19938445789
prevalence of serum antibody titers against feline panleukopenia virus, feline herpesvirus 1, and feline calicivirus in cats entering a florida animal determine the proportion of cats entering a florida animal shelter with serum antibody titers against feline panleukopenia virus (fpv), feline herpesvirus 1 (fhv1), and feline calicivirus (fcv) and to identify factors associated with seropositivity.201223113524
pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the united states.understanding how landscape, host, and pathogen traits contribute to disease exposure requires systematic evaluations of pathogens within and among host species and geographic regions. the relative importance of these attributes is critical for management of wildlife and mitigating domestic animal and human disease, particularly given rapid ecological changes, such as urbanization. we screened > 1000 samples from sympatric populations of puma (puma concolor), bobcat (lynx rufus), and domestic ca ...201627209780
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