Feline Panleukopenia Virus in Dogs from Italy and Egypt

Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Sep;28(9):1933-1935. doi: 10.3201/eid2809.220388.


Canine parvovirus and feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) are variants of Carnivore protoparvovirus 1. We identified and characterized FPV in dogs from Italy and Egypt using genomic sequencing and phylogenetic analyses. Cost-effective sequencing strategies should be used to monitor interspecies spread, evolution dynamics, and potential host jumping of FPV.

Keywords: Egypt; Italy; dogs; enteric infections; feline panleukopenia virus; parvovirus; sequence analysis; viruses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Egypt / epidemiology
  • Feline Panleukopenia Virus / genetics
  • Feline Panleukopenia* / epidemiology
  • Parvoviridae Infections* / epidemiology
  • Parvoviridae Infections* / veterinary
  • Phylogeny