Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Developed in US PDF Print E-mail
BBC News, Saturday 26 April 2012

Hijacked planes, dirty bombs and cyber attacks are all terror threats the US takes very seriously. But there is another that many Americans may not have considered - foot-and-mouth disease. The illness is one of the world's most contagious animal viruses. Although it does not infect humans, an outbreak in the US could cost the economy more than $50bn (??31bn), experts estimate. To avert such a calamity, scientists working for the US government have spent several years developing a foot-and-mouth vaccine. It is expected to be licensed for use in the next few months.

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