Canine Rotavirus Infection

By:Lorena Bravo

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PATHOGEN:

  • Virus circular,has 11 segments of double stranded RNA,middle sized,triple layered,nonenveloped viruses(lack lipid membrane)

Scientic Name: Canine Rotavirus G3P

Is Disease Viral Or Bacterial?

Viral

WHO DOES THE DISEASE AFFECT?

  • dogs and cats , affects one host cell,children,inter species transformation

DESCRIPTION OF SYMPTOMS

  • watery to mucoid

  • osmotic diarrhea

  • mild to moderate maldigestion

  • malabsorption


ALL EFFECTS

Leads to atrophy cells(shrink)

BODY PARTS

Epithelial cells on the luminal tips of small intestine villi

HOW IS THE INFECTION DIAGNOSED?

  • By internal capsid antigens
  • commercial fecal ELISA
  • latex agglutination
  • immunochromatographic
  • fecal specimens

HOW IS THE DISEASE TRANSMITTED?

Fecal oral contamination

WHAT TESTS ARE DONE? IS THE DISEASE TREATED OR CURED?IF ITS CURED HOW IS IT TREATED?

  • Most dogs naturally recover from infection 8-10 days
  • symptomatic therapy

HOW CAN THE DISEASE BE PREVENTED?

No, no vaccines are available