Highly contagious Feline Enteritis Virus hits Sydney. Blacktown Council Shelter & RSPCA centres at Yagoona, Kemps Creek & Gunnedah have closed their doors to cats after an outbreak of this virus.
Feline Enteritis Virus (feline panleukopenia) is similar to parvovirus in dogs & wipes out bone marrow cells (which produce immune white cells) & intestinal lining cells.
Vaccination with the core “Feline 3” includes protection against this virus and vaccination every three years as an adult is sufficient to protect against this disease. (Remember, however, that the flu vaccine compound of the F3 is often repeated annually based on individual risk profile).