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ISSN : 2287-7991(Print)
ISSN : 2287-8009(Online)
Journal of the Preventive Veterinary Medicine Vol.43 No.4 pp.157-161

The first isolation and genetic characterization of canine parvovirus types 2a and 2c from dogs with suspected enteritis in the Republic of Korea

Byeong Sul Kang,Ju-Yeon Lee,Jae Young Song,Soo-dong Cho,Jienny Lee,Bang-hun Hyun,In-Ohk Ouh
Viral Disease Division, Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, Gimcheon 39660, Republic of Korea
Corresponding Author. In-Ohk Ouh, Tel: +82-54-912-0802, Fax: +82-54-912-0802 E-mail:


Canine parvovirus type-2 (CPV-2) has been reported worldwide as the main agent associated with acute hemorrhagic enteritis, resulting in high morbidity, especially in young dogs. CPV-2 has three genetic variants, 2a, 2b, and 2c. Here, we report three cases of canine parvovirus enteritis associated with CPV-2a (2 samples) and -2c (1 sample) infections that occurred in three young dogs suffering from enteritis. Isolates from dog diarrheic fecal samples were sequenced by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and identified as two types of CPV-2a and one type of CPV-2c. This work constitutes the first isolation and genetic characterization of CPV-2c in the Republic of Korea.