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Genetic characterization of feline bocavirus detected in cats in Japan
- Takano, Tomomi, Takadate, Yoshihiro, Doki, Tomoyoshi, Hohdatsu, Tsutomu
- Archives of virology 2016 v.161 no.10 pp. 2825-2828
- Bocavirus, cats, feces, genotype, Japan
- Feline bocavirus (FBoV) has been classified into three genotypes (FBoV1-FBoV3). FBoVs are mainly detected in feces. In the present study, we collected rectal swabs from cats in Japan and examined the samples for the presence of FBoV. The FBoV infection rate was 9.9 % in 101 cats. No significant association was observed between FBoV infection and clinical symptoms. Based on the full-length NS1 protein, the three strains of FBoVs detected in the present study shared high homologies with the genotype 2 FBoV POR1 strain. This is the first study to report FBoV in Japan.