Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Recent News

Jul 13, 2012

NRC: Proposed or scaled-back new agro facility could meet BSL-4 needs

Jul 13, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – A National Research Council (NRC) review on the nation's options for a high-containment lab for studying the world's most contagious animal diseases found that a currently proposed facility set for construction in Manhattan, Kan., or a scaled-back version of it, could meet long-term needs.

Jul 12, 2012

Cambodia, WHO wrap up probe of EV-71 infections

(CIDRAP News) – A joint investigation into dozens of puzzling lethal respiratory illnesses in Cambodian children concluded that the infections were caused by a severe form of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Cambodia's health ministry said today in a statement.

Jul 09, 2012

Enterovirus 71 cited in puzzling Cambodian infections

(CIDRAP New) – Lab analysis in the mysterious recent illnesses and deaths of dozens of Cambodian children pointed to enterovirus 71 (EV-71), a virus that causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) and can lead to severe complications in some patients, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.

Jun 29, 2012

FAO, OIE declare war on foot-and-mouth disease

(CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) have announced a global campaign to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), a highly contagious livestock disease that does not threaten humans but can be economically devastating.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Ludi A, Rodriquez L. Novel approaches to foot-and-mouth disease vaccine development. Dev Biol (Basel) 2013 May 14;135:107-16

Paton DJ, King DP. Diagnosis of foot-and-mouth disease. Dev Biol (Basel) 2013 May 14;135:117-23

Toka FN, Golde WT. Cell mediated innate responses of cattle and swine are diverse during foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) infection: A unique landscape of innate immunity. Immunol Lett 2013 May;152(2):135-43

Wernike K, Beer M, Hoffmann B. Rapid detection of foot-and-mouth disease virus, influenza A virus and classical swine fever virus by high-speed real-time RT-PCR. J Virol Methods 2013 Oct;193(1):50-4

Zhu JJ, Arzt J, Puckette MC, et al. Mechanisms of foot-and-mouth disease virus tropism inferred from differential tissue gene expression. PLoS One 2013 May 28;8(5):e6411

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