Herpes-Like Virus Isolated from Neonatal and Fetal Dogs

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Science  04 Jun 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3675, pp. 1341-1343
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3675.1341


A herpes-like virus has been isolated from fetal and neonatal dogs that died with an acute hemorrhagic disease. The virus differs from the other herpes-like viruses in its immunologic and growth characteristics. It is capable of passing the placental barrier and of causing disease and death of some of the fetuses, but in other apparently healthy animals the virus may remain latent, becoming activated under certain conditions.