This is what I have read about FeLV as well.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: GRAS 
  Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 5:03 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result 


        Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result in Disease
        by JaneA Kelley, Cat expert and animal communicator 


             When a cat is exposed to the feline leukemia virus (FeLV), the cat 
might have a transient infection and fight it off, developing immunity -- some 
vets say that up to 70 percent of adult cats survive exposure this way. If the 
cat doesn't overcome the initial infection, the virus will move to the bone 
marrow and the cat will be persistently infected. And finally, the cat may 
continue to harbor the virus, thereby becoming a carrier.

              Many latently infected cats actually become free of the virus 
after a few years, but others become persistently infected. Cats that test 
positive should be retested 12 weeks later to confirm the diagnosis.


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