Pathogenic Differences Between Various Feline Coronavirus Isolates

  • Niels C. Pedersen
  • John W. Black
  • John F. Boyle
  • James F. Evermann
  • Alison J. McKeirnan
  • Richard L. Ott
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 173)


Coronaviruses are being isolated with increasing frequency from cats. These various isolates can be divided into two major groups: 1) coronaviruses that induce a disease of cats known as feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), and 2) coronaviruses that cause a transient subclinical to severe enteritis1,2. The various isolates in each of these groups are morphologically and antigenically related, and probably represent strains of a common species of virus that infects cats, dogs (canine coronavirus or CCV), and swine3,4.


Humoral Immunity Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Feline Infectious Peritonitis Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus Uveal Tract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niels C. Pedersen
    • 1
  • John W. Black
    • 3
  • John F. Boyle
    • 1
  • James F. Evermann
    • 2
  • Alison J. McKeirnan
    • 2
  • Richard L. Ott
    • 2
  1. 1.Depts. of Medicine, Schools of Veterinary MedicineUniv. of Calif.DavisUSA
  2. 2.Washington State Univ.PullmanUSA
  3. 3.Specialized AssaysNashvilleUSA

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