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Study: An outbreak of virulent systemic feline calicivirus disease

January 15, 2004

The January 15, 2004 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, JAVMA, features an article by School of Veterinary Medicine veterinary scientists. Investigators describe the clinical and epidemiologic features of an outbreak of feline calicivirus (FCV) infection caused by a unique strain of FCV.

The observational study results from the investigation of a naturally occurring outbreak that took place in 2002 in Southern California.

An abstract of the report is available from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

More detail is located online from the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program.

The Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program helps improve the quality of life of animals in shelters through improvements in veterinary preventive medicine and management of disease. Program personnel conduct infectious disease studies and behavioral research. Program educators provide training and education for veterinarians addressing specific needs of animal populations. Program consultants also perform veterinary services at animal shelters and help shelter personnel to develop resources for all sheltering organizations.