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.