Latest Foot-and-mouth disease Stories
Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Y.F. Low] Taipei, June 26 (CNA) - The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed Thursday another death caused by enterovirus, bringing to nine the total number of fatalities from the viral infection so far this year.
By Ted Bridis Associated Press WASHINGTON -- An outbreak of one of the most contagious animal diseases from any of five locations the White House is considering for a new high-security research laboratory would be more devastating to the U.S.
The number of children sickened with hand, foot and mouth disease in China jumped to over 9,700 cases on Monday.
The Bush Administration is likely to move its research on foot-and-mouth virus from an isolated lab in the Long Island Sound to the U.S. mainland near herds of livestock, prompting concerns about a catastrophic outbreak.
A range of new technologies including genetic modification (GM) and RNA Interference are being deployed to improve the health of farm animals in a series of European and global initiatives. The ground was laid for a European platform to develop new treatments that exploit these technologies at a recent workshop organized by the European Science Foundation (ESF).
Some of the worst threats to farm workers and farm animals such as bird flu, foot-and-mouth disease and other emerging viruses could soon be quickly identified by using a simple screening chip developed by scientists from the Institute for Animal Health
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has reported a new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in the western province of Qinghai, but it has already been contained, a state newspaper said on Tuesday.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A second Dutch person has been diagnosed with the human variant of mad cow disease after a woman died from the disease last year, Dutch health authorities said on Thursday.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The number of cases of children with hand, foot and mouth disease in Singapore more than doubled to 785 last week, up from 372 the week before, the Straits Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Brazil's southern farming state of Parana said it will begin culling cattle on Wednesday in areas infected with foot and mouth disease, over four months after the first outbreak was suspected in the state.
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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