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Table 2 CDV detection by direct RT-PCR of tissue and by virus isolation.

From: Genetically distant American Canine distemper virus lineages have recently caused epizootics with somewhat different characteristics in raccoons living around a large suburban zoo in the USA

Raccoon Tissue Direct RT-PCR of Tissue Virus isolation
98-2645 brain - +
98-2646 brain - +
98-2654 brain + +
98-2655 brain - +
98-2666 brain + +
00-2601 brain + +
01-2641 brain + +
  lung + +
  lymph node - +
  spleen + +
01-2663 brain + +
  lung + +
  lymph node - +
  spleen + +
01-2676 lung + +
  lymph node + +
01-2689 brain + +
  lymph node + +
  spleen + +
01-2690 brain + +
  kidney - -
  liver - -
  lung + +
  spleen - +