Latest Foot-and-mouth disease Stories

2008-05-05 11:55:00

The number of children sickened with hand, foot and mouth disease in China jumped to over 9,700 cases on Monday. The Official Xinhua News Agency said that enterovirus 71, one of several viruses that cause the disease, has been blamed for at least 24 deaths in the central province of Anhui and Guangdong province in the south. One child in Guangdong and another in Zhejiang also died of hand, foot and mouth disease but they're not sure which strain of virus killed them. Infections of 8,573...

2008-04-12 00:05:00

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. The existing lab is 100 miles northeast of New York City and accessible only by ferry or helicopter. Researchers there who work with the live virus are not permitted to own animals at home that would be susceptible. The new site could be selected later this year, and the lab...

2008-04-08 10:25:00

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). The workshop highlighted the interlocking themes underlying the debate over livestock disease research, following a series of high...

2008-03-31 11:10:00

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, scientists will hear today (Monday 31 March 2008) at the Society for General Microbiology's 162nd meeting being held this week at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre."The last major SARS outbreak "“ severe acute respiratory...

2006-08-21 19:41:20

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. The outbreak in Huangzhong county, which was confirmed last week, resulted in the slaughter of 50 cattle, the Beijing News said, citing an Agriculture Ministry notice. There have been at least three other outbreaks in Qinghai since July. Foot-and-mouth disease does not affect humans and...

2006-06-22 07:49:28

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. The Dutch Institute for Health and Environment (RIVM) did not disclose any further details to protect the privacy of the patient. It said in a statement that the person most probably got infected by eating contaminated meat products. A 26-year-old Dutch woman, who had been diagnosed with the...

2006-03-28 19:55:35

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. Two more childcare centers have been forced to shut down for 10 days, bringing the number of such closures in the city-state to three, the paper said. Singapore has recorded 2,180 cases of the disease since the start of the year. It mainly affects children under the age...

2006-03-07 19:25:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - 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. Since the announcement of the disease on October 10 in the main cattle state of Mato Grosso do Sul, 55 countries have partially or entirely banned meat imports from Brazil. The slaughter will begin with 143 animals on a ranch in the municipality of Maringa,...

2006-03-03 08:08:13

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has ordered the closure of nearly 500 kindergarten schools on the island of Borneo after four children died of the hand, foot and mouth viral disease, official news agency Bernama said on Friday. Sarawak, one of the two eastern Malaysian states on Borneo, has reported four deaths from the disease, the agency said. Health officials have called for 488 schools to be shut for two weeks in an effort to contain the spread of the disease, Health Minister...

2006-02-10 02:35:44

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has banned from Friday imports of live animals, all products of animal origin and animal feed from the Argentine province of Corrientes for fears of foot-and-mouth disease, the Agriculture Ministry said. The ban has been imposed following a report by the international animal health body OIE about an outbreak of the disease in cattle in the province, a ministry statement said. The government of Argentina, the world's No.3 beef exporter, declared late on...

Latest Foot-and-mouth disease Reference Libraries

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...

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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