No benefit of therapeutic vaccination in clinically healthy cats persistently infected with feline leukemia virus.

@article{HelferHungerbuehler2015NoBO,
  title={No benefit of therapeutic vaccination in clinically healthy cats persistently infected with feline leukemia virus.},
  author={A Katrin Helfer-Hungerbuehler and Andrea M. Spiri and Barbara Riond and Paula Grest and Felicitas S Boretti and Regina Hofmann-Lehmann},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2015},
  volume={33 13},
  pages={
          1578-85
        }
}
Therapeutic vaccinations have a potential application in infections where no curative treatment is available. In contrast to HIV, efficacious vaccines for a cat retrovirus, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), are commercially available. However, the infection is still prevalent, and no effective treatment of the infection is known. By vaccinating persistently FeLV-infected cats and presenting FeLV antigens to the immune system of the host, e.g., in the form of recombinant and/or adjuvanted antigens… CONTINUE READING
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