FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis):
This is a fatal disease caused the the common corona virus. Only 2-5% of the cats exposed to the corona virus will come down with FIP. The common corona virus mutates in these cats because their immune system can’t handle the corona virus. It is most common in cats under 2 and over 14 years old. There is NO accepted vaccine. Because the virus is common, all outdoor, shelter and rescued cats should be presumed to have been exposed.
For more information, visit the following websites:
Cornell University: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/resources/brochure/fip.html
Winn Foundation: http://www.winnfelinehealth.org/health/FIP.html