Prevalence and pathogenicity of retroviruses in wildcats in France

  title={Prevalence and pathogenicity of retroviruses in wildcats in France},
  author={Emmanuelle Fromont and Dominique Pontier and Annie Sager and E Jouquelet and Marc Artois and François L{\'e}ger and Philippe Stahl and François Bourguemestre},
  journal={Veterinary Record},
  pages={317 - 319}
Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are frequently encountered in domestic cats (Felis catus) and in wild felids, but only FeLV has been previously identified in wildcats (Felis silvestris). Thirty-eight wildcats, either captured alive or found dead, were sampled in eastern and central France. Nine of them (23.7 per cent) carried the FeLV p27 antigen, and three (7.9 per cent) had antibodies to FeLV. There was a significant relationship between two measures of… 
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