'Feline Aids' warning

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The Independent Online
Hong Kong (Reuter) - Cat owners were urged to neuter their pets to curb the spread of a disease dubbed 'feline Aids'.

Rosana Lai, of Hong Kong's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said: 'This disease is definitely spreading among cats and we estimate that the population of cats infected in Hong Kong could be tremendous. But feline Aids only affects cats so people should not panic.'

The incurable condition was discovered in California in 1980, Ms Lai added.