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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



Authors expertises affiliations

  • Brian W.J. Mahy, ed., Professor. National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA (USA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Publication date (electronic format): 2015-01.

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