Foot-and-mouth Disease

Foot-and-mouth Disease

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qFoot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV), the cause of these dramatic consequences, is one of the smallest animal viruses, yet is often quoted as being the most infectious agent known. This book, for the first time, presents the story of FMDV as written by world experts on the virus. Initial chapters describe the structure of the virus and what is known of the molecular mechanisms that enable it to replicate faster than any other known animal virus. Anti-FMD vaccines are made in vast quantities and can be extremely effective for disease control. However, the ability of the virus to change rapidly is a constant headache for vaccine manufacturers. Both vaccine production and virus evolution are reviewed comprehensively. In addition to vaccination, disease control requires accurate and sensitive diagnostic procedures and effective hygiene measures. Modern molecular epidemiology and the measures available for infection control are described in further chapters.q qFinally, the role of wildlife in the spread and maintenance of FMD is discussed.q--BOOK JACKET.tors might play in the infected animal but, if the distribution of 01v integrins is similar to that in other species. this would be ... a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying infection and transmission of this most infectious of allanbsp;...

Title:Foot-and-mouth Disease
Author:David J. Rowlands
Publisher:Gulf Professional Publishing - 2003-01


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