feline distemper

distemper1 (def. 1c). Also called feline agranulocytosis, feline infectious enteritis, feline panleukopenia.
[1940-45]

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also called  panleukopenia, or infectious enteritis,  

      viral disease of cats, kittens two to six months old being most susceptible. Highly contagious, it is caused by a parvovirus that is closely related to canine parvovirus type 2. About 3 to 10 days after exposure to the disease, infected kittens cough and sneeze, have running eyes and nose, are feverish, lose their appetites, vomit, and have diarrhea. The number of white cells in the blood drops severely. The disease rarely lasts more than a week, but the mortality rate is high. An antigen test is available, as are vaccines that offer effective immunity.

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Universalium. 2010.

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