Survey on the seroepidemiology of canine herpesvirus infection in Korea

한국에서의 canine herpesvirus감염실태에 대한 혈청역학적 조사

  • Received : 1994.06.23
  • Published : 1994.07.30

Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the actual condition of canine herpesvirus(CHV) infection in Korea. A total of 338 serum samples were collected randomly from the breeding and companion dogs in the local areas in Korea. The serum samples were used to determine the actual condition of the canine herpesvirus infection in Korea using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA). The mean prevalence of CHV infection in dogs was 37% and that of the breeding and companion dogs was 58% and 28%, respectively. The prevalence of CHV infection in Seoul, Kyung-gi, Chung Nam, Cheon Nam and Pusan was detected 23%, 28%, 18%, 28% and 70%, respectively. The prevalence of CHV infection in less and more than 6 months old dogs, and in male and female dogs was 26% and 40%, 42% and 33%, respectively. These results indicate that the incidence of CHV infection is high in Korea, especially breeding dogs and older dogs.