It is that time of year, the time that most shelter staff and volunteers prepare for, but can never fully be ready for. Kitten season. While most “outsiders” may grasp the concept of kitten season, which is essentially an influx of kitten intakes due to stray/feral reproduction, many do not realize what comes next. People tend to be more familiar with parvo, a deadly illness that tends to affect puppies and can often be fatal if not treated quickly and efficiently. What people are less familiar with is Feline Panleukopenia, which affects cats and kittens (more commonly) and is comparatively as fatal as parvo in dogs/puppies. Feline Panleukopenia spreads easily and quickly, and if not caught in a timely manner is very hard to treat. Below is all the information you should know about Feline Panleukopenia and how/if it may affect you. You will also be able to read about ways this deadly disease can be prevented.
Please find the linked article from the American Veterinary Medical Association that has everything you need to know about FP Virus: https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/pet-owners/petcare/feline-panleukopenia