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Prevalence of Infectious Diseases in Cats Surviving the 2005 Hurricanes

Feb 11, 2008
Levy, J. K., C. H. Edinboro, et al. (2007). "Seroprevalence of Dirofilaria immitis, feline leukemia virus, and feline immunodeficiency virus infection among dogs and cats exported from the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricane disaster area." J Am Vet Med Assoc 231(2): 218-25.

This study looks at the seroprevalences of Dirofilaria (heartworm), FeLV infection, and FIV infection in cats exported from the Gulf Coast region following the 2005 hurricanes (1,289 cats exported from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas between August 20 and December 31, 2005). The results suggest that cats exported from the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricane disaster area had disease rates similar to those for animals in the region prior to the hurricanes.

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