WARNING AFTER DEADLY CAT VIRUS DETECTED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Source:  9news (Extract)
Posted:  February 11, 2021

A potentially deadly feline virus that kills 90 per cent of unvaccinated kittens has been detected in parts of South Australia.

There has been a recent increase in cases of the Feline Parvovirus, also known as Panleukopenia and feline enteritis.

All kittens are vaccinated against the highly-contagious virus, however if they catch it before their injections their chance of survival is only about 10 per cent.

It can be transferred when cats have contact with infected faeces, litter trays or food and water bowls, according to the RSPCA.

The urine, saliva or vomit of an infected cat, along with contaminated surfaces, contaminated humans or other species, are all sources of transmission.

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