Tag Archives: FMDV

Virus-resistant pigs

By genetically engineering pigs to degrade a crucial virus protein, animals can be made less susceptible to foot and mouth disease virus. Continue reading

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One for the virus geeks

Success of a virus infection requires that each infected cell delivers a sufficient number of infectious particles to allow new rounds of infection. In picornaviruses, virus replication is initiated by the viral polymerase and a viral-coded protein, termed VPg, that … Continue reading

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UK Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak

23rd September: A suspected new case of foot-and-mouth is being investigated on the Hampshire-West Sussex border. Bluetongue is confirmed on a farm in Suffolk. 21st September: Another case of foot-and-mouth disease was confirmed on a farm in the Egham area … Continue reading

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