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Lyon-IARC Polyomavirus DNA in Feces of Diarrheic Cats


A viral metagenomic analysis of feces from an unexplained outbreak of feline diarrhea revealed the presence of Lyon-IARC polyomavirus (LIPyV) DNA. LIPyV, whose genome was originally sequenced from swabs of human skin, was fecally shed by three out of five diarrheic cats.

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