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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007

Letter

Influenza Virus Type A Serosurvey in Cats

Paltrinieri Saverio*Comments to Author , Spagnolo Valentina*, Giordano Alessia*, Moreno Martin Ana†, and Luppi Andrea†
Author affiliations: *University of Milan, Milan, Italy; †Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia, Brescia, Italy;

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Survey of feline serum samples, collected from 1999 to 2005, for influenza A virus, Italy*

Clinical status N Diagnosis N Virus status N
Pet cats
Nonsymptomatic 25 FIV 2
FeLV 1
Symptomatic 77 FIP 36
Locally extensive inflammation 18 FIV 4
Hematologic neoplasia 8 FIV 1
Nonhematologic tumors 8
Systemic inflammatory or degenerative diseases 7 FIV 2
FIV + FeLV 1
Free-roaming cats
Nonsymptomatic 54 FIV 5
Symptomatic 40 Locally extensive inflammation 27 FIV 7
Systemic inflammatory or degenerative diseases 7
FIP 6

*FIV, feline immunodeficiency virus; FIP, feline infectious peritonitis; FeLV, feline leukemia virus.

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