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W19-025: Generating an Attenuated Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Vaccine by Inactivating EndoU

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is an important cause of death in cats and is caused by a coronavirus. There are currently no effective treatments or vaccines for FIP. Based on new information demonstrating that mutation of a specific viral gene allows for a robust immune response to coronavirus infection without causing disease, we propose to develop a new live attenuated vaccine for FIP.

Grant ID: W19-025

Status: Active

Year Funded: 2019

Amount awarded: $25,000

Investigator: Dr. Gary R. Whittaker and Dr. Susan G. Baker, Cornell University and Loyola University - Chicago