the virus is very fragile outside the warm, welcoming body of a cat.

the recent research about the virus remaining active in dried secretions for
longer than was originally thought is interesting, but really doesn't mean
much: unless someone can explain how a virus in a dried secretion is going
to be isolated, rehydrated, and introduced into the bodily fluids of another
cat, in sufficient amounts to equal, "persistent, prolonged" contact.

ie, the, "when it dries, it dies" bromide, while not technically 100
percent, remains the basic guideline.
bleach on hard surfaces, maybe shampooing upholestery and cat trees--more
than adequate.

and if you vaccinate the new kitty, you can always have positives, too!

MC

-- 
Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors!
Maybe That'll Make The Difference....

MaryChristine
Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org)
Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team)
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