feline leukemia virus


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Related to feline leukemia virus: Feline immunodeficiency virus

feline leukemia virus

n. Abbr. FeLV
A retrovirus that primarily affects cats, is transmitted through saliva, and causes immunosuppression, anemia, cancers such as leukemia and sarcomas, and other disorders.

fe′line leuke′mia vi`rus


n.
a retrovirus, mainly affecting cats, that depresses the immune system and leads to opportunistic infections, lymphosarcoma, and other disorders. Abbr.: FeLV
[1975–80]
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Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a common pathogenic infectious disease responsible for high mortality rates for domestic cats, particularly before development of effective vaccines in the 1980s (1).
Your veterinarian will do a full exam and can test for contagious diseases such as feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus.

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