Fatal Cat Disease Moving Into Northeast Kansas

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A fatal cat disease is moving into northeast Kansas.

A veternarian told the clay center dispatch it is almost 100% fatal, he said he's seen two cases in the past week.

Cases also have been reported in Shawnee County.

The disease comes from the bobcat tick and is caused by a protozoan which attaches itself to red blood cells.

Infected cats may exhibit extreme lethargy and anorexia..

Their mucus membranes become pale and the cat becomes dehydrated.

Most cats die within a few days.

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