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Managing the Spread of Canine Distemper Virus to Siberian Tigers

Canine distemper virus (CDV), which infects both domestic and wild carnivores,is a known cause of mortality in Siberian tiger populations. This project will identify the species responsible for maintaining CDV infection and transmitting it to tigers. This identification is critical for designing appropriate interventions and will help evaluate approaches to disease control. The project will also provide PhD training for two veterinarians.

Dr. Dale Miquelle, Wildlife Conservation Society