Virulent systemic calicivirus infection

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Foley, J., K. Hurley, et al. (2006). “Virulent systemic feline calicivirus infection: local cytokine modulation and contribution of viral mutants.” J Fel Med Surg 8(1): 55-61.

Virulent systemic feline calicivirus (VS-FCV) is a novel, emerging pathogen with mortality up to 67% even in previously healthy adult cats; VS-FCV has resulted in at least six epidemics since 1998. Understanding the features contributing to the emergence of this disease is critical for management and prevention of this and similar outbreaks attributable to RNA viruses in animals and humans.
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