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Latest Foot-and-mouth disease Stories

2012-11-02 14:25:57

Study considers how to manage epidemics in information blackouts 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. Despite the devastation, the disease was contained within ten months in part owing to the availability in that country of finely detailed farm data, which enabled mathematical modelers to make accurate predictions about the spread of the disease and suggest...

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2012-07-10 07:10:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 illness in a number of children in Cambodia that began in April. According to Reuters Health, hand, foot, and mouth disease is generally found in infants and children. The illness, otherwise known as EV-71, is spread through direct contact of the feces, mucus,...

World May Be free Of 1 Of The Most Virulent Animal Diseases
2012-07-03 09:36:54

A new vaccine had been developed for 1 of the 7 strains of the dreaded foot-and mouth disease One of the most economically devastating diseases in the world for those who raise cows, sheep, pigs, goats, deer and other cloven-hoofed animals is foot and mouth Disease (FMD). This incredibly contagious and fast-spreading disease causes fever, blisters on the feet and mouth (hence the name), loss of appetite, drooling, and lameness. Most herds affected are culled, as in the case of the 2001...


Latest Foot-and-mouth disease Reference Libraries

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2011-01-12 16:45:59

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...

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2011-01-12 16:40:04

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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