FMD is caused by a small RNA virus which is highly contagious and can survive in meat and other animal products for long periods at normal pH levels. The virus typically infects cloven-hoofed animals, including cattle, goats, pigs and sheep, as well as a wide range of non-domesticated animals in regions of the world where FMD virus is endemic, such as the African continent. There are seven recognized serotypes of FMD virus, with numerous subtypes, and as a consequence vaccine production and administration is complex... 186 p.
Series: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology [vol.] 288
- Brian W.J. Mahy, ed., Professor. National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA (USA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Publication date (print): 2015-01
ISBN (print): 978-3-540-22419-8