Tag Archives: foot and mouth disease

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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Bluetongue virus

Bluetongue is a highly infectious virus disease of ruminants. Cattle and goats are major hosts of the virus, but in these species infection is usually asymptomatic despite high virus levels, allowing the disease to circulate in the absence of any … 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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