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Canine distemper virus (CDV) is recognized as a conservation threat to Amur tigers (Panthera tigris altaica) in Russia, but the risk to other subspecies remains unknown. We detected CDV neutralizing antibodies in nine of 21 wild-caught Sumatran tigers (42.9%), including one sampled on the day of capture, confirming exposure in the wild.

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Taman Safari Indonesia, Jalan Kapten Harun Kabir No. 724, Cibeureum, Cisarua, Bogor, 16750, Indonesia

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Primate Research Center, Institute of Research and Community Service, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB University), Jalan Lodaya ll/5, Bogor, 16151, Indonesia

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Cornell Wildlife Health Center, Wild Carnivore Health Program, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 240 Farrier Road, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA

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Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand

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Diagnosis and Monitoring of Animal Pathogens Research Unit, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand