Can I transfer FeLV TO my cat?
Not likely: Without a host to harbor it, the feline leukemia virus is weak. Household cleaners kill the virus almost immediately. Environments that are not precisely the right temperature and humidity will kill the virus, too. Even in an ideal environment - one that is cool and damp - FeLV rarely lasts more than three days. Because the virus is so weak, the chances of owners transferring the disease form cat to cat on their hands of clothing is small. Although owners should take care to wash their hands after petting unfamiliar cats, they need not panic if an oversight occurs.