Canine parvovirus
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"Canine parvovirus is closely related to feline viral enteritis virus.   The sudden widespread appearamce of the disease in 1979 has led to the suggestion that it originated from an attenuated feline enteritis vaccine strain.. Read that sentence again:  it is thought that a vaccine caused parvovirus."---Catherine O'Driscol.  (What Vets Don't Tell you about Vaccination, p 129)

"What I am suggesting here is that the original disease, Distemper, has been, for the most part, replaced by Distemper Vaccinosis, a chronic disease of great variety. This chronic disease also creates a susceptibility to new acute forms of distemper like parvovirus. Because by its nature, chronic disease is more developed than an acute disease, the many ramifications of this condition have been given new names from the mistaken idea that they are different and distinct diseases."---Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M., Ph.D.