A Detailed Look – The Domestic Feline
- In a study of naturally occurring plague in cats by Eidson
in 1991, 53 percent of cats had bubonic plague, 8 percent were
septicemic, and 10 percent had plague pneumonia. In 29 percent
of the cats, the form of illness was unknown but was presumed
to be septicemic.
- An intentional airborne release of plague might result in
cases of primary pneumonic plague among exposed feral cats.
Animal shelters and animal control programs should be alerted
in the event of a release.