Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New vaccine for FMD

WASHINGTON DC -- A new vaccine developed by scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and a U.S. biopharmaceutical company holds promise for protection against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) which strikes cattle and swine, as well as sheep, goats, and deer.

Although the United States has not had an FMD outbreak since 1929, the disease is still considered a serious threat to the nation's economy and food supply.

Read USDA ARS article