- The routes of infection in cats are not known, although in other species transplacental spread and skin inoculation can all occur.
- The most likely route of feline infection is probably oral, with food as the most likely source of FSE agent.
- The time between inoculation and the development of disease in cats is not yet known, nor is it known what tissues other than CNS the infectious agent may be found in. It is not known if transplacental or other routes of cat-to-cat transmission can occur.
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