Seroprevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) in shelter cats on the island of Newfoundland, Canada.

@article{Munro2014SeroprevalenceOF,
  title={Seroprevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) in shelter cats on the island of Newfoundland, Canada.},
  author={Hannah J Munro and Lesley M Berghuis and Andrew S. Lang and Laura J. Rogers and Hugh G. Whitney},
  journal={Canadian journal of veterinary research = Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire},
  year={2014},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={140-4}
}
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) are retroviruses found within domestic and wild cat populations. These viruses cause severe illnesses that eventually lead to death. Housing cats communally for long periods of time makes shelters at high risk for virus transmission among cats. We tested 548 cats from 5 different sites across the island of Newfoundland for FIV and FeLV. The overall seroprevalence was 2.2% and 6.2% for FIV and FeLV, respectively. Two sites had… CONTINUE READING