Prevalence of Canine Parvovirus Infection in Street Dogs in Mymensingh Municipality area, Bangladesh
Keywords:Canine parvovirus, Street dog, Prevalence, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Canine parvovirus (CPV) is a highly contagious infectious disease of dog characterized by severe gastroenteritis but so far there is no first-hand data on CPV reported in Bangladesh. Therefore, this cross-sectional survey was carried out for the antigenic detection of CPV in thirty randomly selected street dogs captured throughout Mymensingh municipality of Bangladesh over the period from January to July 2010. Rectal swab samples were collected from all dogs and tested by CPV rapid Ag test. Overall prevalence of canine parvovirus disease was recorded as 30%. Prevalence of CPV was higher in young age group than that of older age groups. Male dogs were found to be higher susceptible to canine parvovirus infection in comparison with female. Significantly higher prevalence of CPV was recorded in diarrheic dogs compared with those having no diarrhea. Dogs with poor health condition were more vulnerable to canine parvovirus infection compared to those with normal health status. This is the first published report on CPV in street dogs in Bangladesh.
Microbes and Health, June 2014. 3(1): 5-6