ZOONOSES

The potential spread of FeLV to humans is controversial.  Some strains of FeLV can be grown in human tissue culture which shows there is a possibility of transmission to humans (4).  However, studies have shown no evidence that a zoonotic risk exists with natural infection as of yet (4).  It has been found that cats with FeLV are more likely to pass C parvum and salmonellosis into the human environment (2).


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