Edna, 1st thanks for fostering this little guy.  It is amazing how mixed folks 
can get.  The FeLV virus only lives for minutes to hours outside of the body.  
A normal cleaning is all you need to do.  
Sharyl

--- On Fri, 9/24/10, Edna Taylor <taylore...@msn.com> wrote:

> From: Edna Taylor <taylore...@msn.com>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Feluk positive kitty
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Friday, September 24, 2010, 2:06 PM
> 
> We just rescued a Feluk + kitty and are fostering him for
> two weeks until he is past his 14 day quarantine and goes to
> another foster home.  My question is this, we have 28
> cats (yep, that's a LOT of cats) and we will keep him in the
> study during this time.  However, I have had several
> people say "oh you need to throw everything away and bleach
> everything down when he is gone or you will transmit it to
> your cats" and it is my understanding that the virus is
> fragile when outside it's living host and therefore, I would
> thinlk that a good cleaning and some time (i.e. a week or
> two) would be sufficient before letting our cats back into
> the study.  Thoughts?  We have wood floors but
> there is a rug, chair and cat condos in there (which can be
> removed, of course).
>  
> Thanks,
> Edna
> (713) 882-2011    
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