Feline Panleukopenia

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The feline panleukopenia virus is a parvovirus. It is found worldwide and is very contagious for cats and some other animals. Panleukopenia is spread when a cat or kitten comes in contact with the virus from an infected animal's feces or other secretions. It can even be spread through contact with items (including bedding, food dishes, and a person's clothing) contaminated by an infected animal. The virus is very resistant and can survive in the environment for long periods of time. Once a cat becomes infected, signs can include lethargy, fever, loss of appetite, frequent vomiting, and sometimes death. Kittens tend to be the most severely affected.