Clinico-epidemiological pattern of canine distemper in Chennai: An update
Devi T, Asokkumar M, Vijaya Bharathi M, Ramesh A and Thirumurugaan KG
Canine Distemper becomes a major threat among canine population in India. The disease has already reached the endemic status in Tamil Nadu. But recently, changes in epidemiological factors for the occurrence of the disease were observed. To update the current epidemiological pattern of the disease, dogs which were brought to Infectious Disease Unit, Madras Veterinary College Teaching Hospital, Chennai from April 2021 to September 2022 with the symptoms of Canine Distemper were used for the present study. The epidemiological data such as age, breed, sex, season, and vaccination status were collected from the animals which were found positive for Canine Distemper by Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction. The data were compared with retrospective data in the same area for temporal distribution. The comparison of five years data was used to get a clear clinico-epidemiological pattern of the disease and also to predict future occurrence of the disease.
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Devi T, Asokkumar M, Vijaya Bharathi M, Ramesh A and Thirumurugaan KG. Clinico-epidemiological pattern of canine distemper in Chennai: An update. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(11S): 85-87.