October 2007 Issue

FeLV: A Lethal Threat

But luckily, a positive diagnosis of this viral infection is not necessarily a death sentence. Here's why.

Among all causes of severe feline disease, none is more prevalent than feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a submicroscopic organism associated with the illness and death of more cats worldwide than any other infectious agent. This virus which is spread through the urine, saliva, nasal secretions or milk of infected animals is currently recognized as the chief causative agent of fatal infectious disease among U.S. domestic cats.

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