Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / Livestock / Vaccines

USDA scientists discover how foot-and-mouth disease virus begins infection in cattle

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified the primary site where the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) begins infection in cattle.

This discovery could lead to development of new vaccines to control and potentially eradicate FMD, a highly contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease of cloven-hoofed animals that is considered the most economically devastating livestock disease in the world.

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