A Novel Canine Coronavirus Associated with Pneumonia Patients
PI - Gregory Gray
Through the proposed work we seek to better understand the epidemiology of the new canine-like coronavirus, CCoV-HuPn-2018,
we recently discovered in a child with pneumonia in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Our interdisciplinary and international team will achieve this by developing
molecular and serologic tools to detect the CCoV-HuPn-2018 or
CCoV-HuPn-2018 infection. Next, we will use these tools and a
cross-sectional study of 200 pneumonia patients and 50 controls
to determine how common the virus is among pneumonia patients and the
general population in in Sarawak, Malaysia. Finally, we will examine
study questionnaire data from study participants to see if we can
identify risk factors for CCoV-HuPn-2018 infection.