Latest Foot-and-mouth disease Stories
When foot-and-mouth disease swept through the British countryside in early 2001, more than 10 million sheep, cattle and pigs were slaughtered to control the disease.
The Health Ministry of Cambodia and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that a virus connected to hand, foot, and mouth disease may be the mysterious cause of a number of children in Cambodia that began in April.
A new vaccine had been developed for 1 of the 7 strains of the dreaded foot-and mouth disease
Orf, an exanthemous disease, is caused by a parapox virus primarily occurring in sheep and goats. It has many other names including thistle disease, scabby mouth, and sheep pox. It can infect humans as well. It is a zoonotic disease meaning that humans contract the disease through direct contact with infected animals. Generally there are no systemic symptoms. The finger, hand, arm, face, and genitals can be infected locations. Due to this it is important to practice proper hygiene and...
Foot-and-mouth disease, FMD, is sometimes fatal and is highly contagious for cloven-hoofed animals. Along with hooved animals hedgehogs and elephants are susceptible to the disease as well. Llama and alpaca can develop mild symptoms but are resistant to the disease and don't pass it to other species. Mice, rats, and chickens have been infected artificially in a lab but it is not believed they can contract the disease under natural conditions. Humans can spread the disease by carrying the...
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