Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus

  • Brian W.J. Mahy
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 288)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. S. Alexandersen, N. Mowat
    Pages 9-42
  3. G. J. Belsham
    Pages 43-70
  4. E. E. Fry, D. I. Stuart, D. J. Rowlands
    Pages 71-101
  5. E. Domingo, N. Pariente, A. Airaksinen, C. González-Lopez, S. Sierra, M. Herrera et al.
    Pages 149-173
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-180

About this book

Introduction

The chapters in this volume provide an account of the present knowledge and understanding of Foot  and Mouth disease virus pathogenesis and global epidemiology, the detailed structure of the virus itself and the properties of its RNA genome. Also considered are the immune response of the host and the state of the art in vaccine production, and the nature of virus evolution. It is clear that in all these areas there is still much more to learn about this fascinating virus. Because of its highly contagious nature research work on FMDV is restricted to a small number of laboratories worldwide that have adequate containment facilities. Despite this restriction, the recent progress in research on FMDV which is described in this volume has provided a remarkable level of understanding of this unique virus.

Keywords

Aphthovirus Equine Rhinitis Picornaviridae RNA RNA virus pathogenesis vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian W.J. Mahy
    • 1
  1. 1.Centers for Disease Control and PreventionNational Center for Infectious DiseasesAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b138628
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22419-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27109-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X