Vaccination has been available for a number of years, and has generally been successful in controlling the disease. However, disease still occurs in some colonies, particularly in young kittens as they lose their maternally derived antibody, and in open colonies such as stray cat homes. Both viruses are extremely widespread in the cat population and clinically healthy carriers are common, ensuring plenty of exposure. Thus prevention and control often require a combined approach of vaccination and management.
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