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2011-03-02 03:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO), a leader in the development of therapeutic and preventive vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases, announced today that it achieved compelling results in a study of its DNA vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease administered by Inovio's proprietary vaccine delivery technology. The preclinical data was highlighted by Dr. Niranjan Y. Sardesai, Inovio's Sr. VP of Research and Development, at the...

2010-12-29 06:14:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) today announced that the company will be working with Merial to develop and commercialize GenVec's proprietary vaccine technology for use against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). Merial is the leading FMD vaccine producer in the world, with leading positions in all key markets. Under the agreement, Merial will be responsible for all costs related to the development and commercialization of FMD vaccines developed...

2010-11-15 20:43:50

Says National Research Council A new National Research Council report requested by Congress finds "several major shortcomings" in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security assessment of risks associated with operating the proposed National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kan. The laboratory would study dangerous foreign animal diseases -- including the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which affects cattle, pigs, deer, and other cloven-hoofed animals -- and...

2010-10-28 22:09:12

The virus, called enterovirus 71, is closely related to poliovirus, and was first detected in California in the 1960s. Since then the virus has spread across Asia, affecting mostly children and some adults. Serious cases of the disease can include neurological disorders such as meningitis, paralysis and encephalitis. As a result of a global health campaign, polioviruses have almost been eradicated in many areas of the world. Enterovirus 71, however, has caused major outbreaks of hand, foot,...

2010-07-16 08:02:00

LONDON, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- BioRadar UK Ltd. predicted one year ago the current severe Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreaks after recording an increase of the Replikin Count (ref. 1) of the FMD Virus (FMDV) to its highest level in 52 years. Based on these findings, a new synthetic Replikins Trans-Strain FMD Vaccine, called TransFMDV(TM), has been developed and is now available. The announcement was made at the recent Biorbis Conference on Vaccine Production and Manufacturing in...

2010-02-19 06:24:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) announced a new contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue the development of adenovector-based vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) based on research and development done in collaboration with USDA-ARS and DHS S&T scientists at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. Under this new agreement, GenVec will receive $3.8 million in program funding the first year and an...

2010-01-19 21:40:17

Combining technology and animal health, a group of Kansas State University researchers is developing a more effective way to predict the spread of foot-and-mouth disease and the impact of preventative measures. The researchers are finding that if a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak is not in the epidemic stage, preemptive vaccination is a minimally expensive way to halt the disease's spread across a network of animals. But if there's a high probability of infection, computer models show that...

2009-09-14 15:42:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an op-ed by Ron DeHaven DVM, MBA, CEO and Executive Vice President, American Veterinary Medical Association, Former Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (2004-2007): (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090914/DC75413 ) For more than 60 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has served our nation's human health care needs...

2009-08-06 15:15:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081205/DC50112LOGO ) GenVec reported a net loss of $4.8 million ($0.05 per share) for the three months ended June 30, 2009 compared to a net loss of $6.6 million ($0.08 per share) in the comparable quarter of 2008. For the six months ended June 30, 2009, GenVec's net loss was $10.5...

2009-06-05 12:10:40

Hand, foot and mouth disease has killed one baby in South Korea and left another brain dead, health authorities said Friday. One 12-month-old baby died from the disease May 13 and a second 12-month-old has been diagnosed as brain dead after being hospitalized late last month, the nation's Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs said. Both babies were infected with enterovirus 71, also known as EV71, which causes vomiting, fever and rashes and can result in paralysis and meningitis,...


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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