Lentivirus Belonging to RNA group resembling
Retovirus but the nucleocapsid of the virion is
cylindrical and the genome is larger than other Retro viruses.
- Biting wounds- as saliva is highly infective
- Concommitant infection with feline panleukaemia virus
Clinical Signs of FIDS
FIDS is disease of slow onset and long duration.
There are evidences that the incubation period lasts for several
years. The common signs are-
T-helper cell population get very much depleted resulting in marked
immunodeficiency. The lesions noticed inother organs are ascribed
to secondary complications.
- ELISA test to detect antibodies
- Virus isolation
- Viral genome can be detected in leucocytes of peripheral blood
- Immunochromatographic screening test to detect FIDS
Specimens to be sent to Lab
- Blood serum
- Peripheral Leucocytes