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Foot mouth disease

Moustafa Kardjadj
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious and transboundary viral disease of domesticated and wild cloven-hoofed animals. The present study summarizes the knowledge generated from the epidemiology, diagnosis, and surveillance of the disease in the Maghreb (2014-2015) in assessing its threat to southern European countries. Currently, two serotypes of the FMD virus (O and SAT-2) and four lineages are circulating in the Maghreb region. The introduction of serotype SAT-2 in Libya and Mauritania in 2012 and 2015 respectively sets their neighbors and subsequently south European countries at constant risk of FMD re-emergence...
October 19, 2016: Tropical Animal Health and Production
Hui-Ling Deng, Yu-Feng Zhang, Ya-Ping Li, Yu Zhang, Yan Xie, Jun Wang, Xiao-Yan Wang, Shuang-Suo Dang
BACKGROUND: Severe hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is sometimes associated with serious complications such as acute heart failure that can cause substantial child mortality. N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a sensitive and specific biomarker of congestive heart failure. The aim of this study was to use plasma NT-proBNP levels to establish the severity of childhood HFMD. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed in 128 Chinese patients with severe HFMD and 88 patients with mild HFMD treated between January 2014 and October 2015...
October 19, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Henrik Salje, Derek A T Cummings, Justin Lessler
The average spatial distance between transmission-linked cases is a fundamental property of infectious disease dispersal. However, the distance between a case and their infector is rarely measurable. Contact-tracing investigations are resource intensive or even impossible, particularly when only a subset of cases are detected. Here, we developed an approach that uses onset dates, the generation time distribution and location information to estimate the mean transmission distance. We tested our method using outbreak simulations...
October 7, 2016: Epidemics
Fayna Diaz-San Segundo, Nestor A Montiel, Diego F Sturza, Eva Perez-Martin, Danielle Hickman, Elizabeth Ramirez-Medina, Marvin J Grubman, Teresa de Los Santos
Foot-and-mouth-disease (FMD) remains the most infectious livestock disease worldwide. Although commercially available inactivated or adenovirus-vectored-vaccines (Ad5-FMD) are effective, they require 5-7 days to induce protection. Therefore, new control strategies that stimulate rapid immune responses are needed. Expression of bovine interferon λ3 using the Ad5-vector platform (Ad5-boIFNλ3) is able to delay disease in cattle, but clinical signs appear at 9 days after challenge. We hypothesized that combination of Ad5-boIFNλ3 and Ad5-FMD could induce immediate and lasting protection against FMD...
October 12, 2016: Virology
Benjamin H Kaffenberger, David Shetlar, Scott Norton, Misha Rosenbach
Global temperatures continue to rise, reaching new records almost every year this decade. Although the causes are debated, climate change is a reality. Consequences of climate change include melting of the arctic ice cap, rising of sea levels, changes in precipitation patterns, and increased severe weather events. This article updates dermatologists about the effects of climate change on the epidemiology and geographic ranges of selected skin diseases in North America. Although globalization, travel, and trade are also important to changing disease and vector patterns, climate change creates favorable habitats and expanded access to immunologically naïve hosts...
October 11, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Jin-Song Li, Xiao-Gen Dong, Meng Qin, Hui-Ru Feng, Jun-Yong Yang, Ruo-Xi Li, Jian-Jun Zhang, Li-Shu Zheng
An outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) that occurred in a Juku in Fengtai District, Beijing, China, in 2015 was monitored by the China Information System for Disease Control and Prevention. Epidemiological investigation showed that 11 cases occurred from two classes in the preschool art training department in the Juku. Coxsackievirus A6 (CV-A6) was identified as the causative pathogen of the outbreak via sequences analysis of products of real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and nested RT-PCR...
2016: SpringerPlus
K Rajkumar, A Bhattacharya, S David, S Hari Balaji, R Hariharan, M Jayakumar, N Balaji
AIM: This study was conducted to assess the extent of knowledge, awareness, attitude, and risks of zoonotic diseases among livestock owners in Puducherry region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 250 livestock farmers were selected randomly from eight revenue villages. And each farmer was interviewed with a questionnaire containing both open- and close-ended questions on various aspects of zoonotic diseases, a total of 49 questionnaires were framed to assess the source and transmission of infection to the farmers and to test their knowledge and awareness about zoonotic diseases...
September 2016: Veterinary World
Frank Vandenbussche, Elisabeth Mathijs, David Lefebvre, Kris De Clercq, Steven Van Borm
Non-specific tail sequences are often added to the 5'-terminus of primers to improve the robustness and overall performance of diagnostic assays. Despite the widespread use of tailed primers, the underlying working mechanism is not well understood. To address this problem, we conducted a detailed in vitro and in silico analysis of the enhancing effect of primer tailing on 2 well-established foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) RT-qPCR assays using an FMDV reference panel. Tailing of the panFMDV-5UTR primers mainly affected the shape of the amplification curves...
2016: PloS One
Kaifeng Wang, Yue Wu, Dan Yin, Shixing Tang, Guifang Hu, Yaqing He
Coxsackievirus A6 (CV-A6) is an important pathogen causing hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a rapid real-time reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification (RT-RPA) assay for detection of CV-A6. The sensitivity of this assay was 202 copies/reaction, with 100 % specificity. Furthermore, this assay yielded consistent results comparable with a commercial qRT-PCR diagnostic kit. This assay is therefore potentially useful for surveillance of CV-A6 infections and outbreak control...
October 8, 2016: Archives of Virology
H G Ularamu, J O Ibu, B A Wood, J N Abenga, D D Lazarus, Y S Wungak, N J Knowles, J Wadsworth, V Mioulet, D P King, D Shamaki, M I Adah
This study describes the molecular characterization of 47 foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) viruses recovered from field outbreaks in Nigeria between 2007 and 2014. Antigen ELISA of viral isolates was used to identify FMD virus serotypes O, A and SAT 2. Phylogenetic analyses of VP1 nucleotide sequences provide evidence for the presence of multiple sublineages of serotype SAT 2, and O/EAST AFRICA 3 (EA-3) and O/WEST AFRICA topotypes in the country. In contrast, for serotype A, a single monophyletic cluster of viruses has persisted within Nigeria (2009-2013)...
October 7, 2016: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Marta Hernández-Jover, Nicole Schembri, Patricia K Holyoake, Jenny-Ann L M L Toribio, Peter Anthony Julian Martin
Small-scale pig producers are believed to pose higher biosecurity risks for the introduction and spread of exotic diseases than commercial pig producers. However, the magnitude of these risks is poorly understood. This study is a comparative assessment of the risk of introduction and spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) through different sectors of the pig industry: (1) large-scale pig producers; (2) small-scale producers (<100 sows) selling at saleyards and abattoirs; and (3) small-scale producers selling through informal means...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Jie Zhang, Haihao Zhang, Yilin Zhao, Chen Guo, Zhaoqing Yang, Shaohui Ma
Human coxsackievirus B2 (CVB2) belongs to the species Human enterovirus B and can cause aseptic meningitis, myocarditis and hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD). We first determined the complete genome of the RW41-2/YN/CHN/2012 strain, isolated from a patient with HFMD and aseptic meningitis in the Yunnan Province, China in 2012. The strain shared 83.5 % and 82.2 % nucleotide similarity with CVB2 prototype strain Ohio-1, in the complete VP1 gene and the complete genome, respectively. Using phylogenetic and homogeneity analyses for the complete VP1 gene, CVB2 strains could be divided into four genogroups (A-D); the RW41-2/YN/CHN/2012 strain belonging to genogroup D...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Virology
Zixiang Zhu, Guoqing Wang, Fan Yang, Weijun Cao, Ruoqing Mao, Xiaoli Du, Xiangle Zhang, Chuntian Li, Dan Li, Keshan Zhang, Hongbing Shu, Xiangtao Liu, Haixue Zheng
: The role of retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I) in foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV)-infected cells remains unknown. Herein, we showed that RIG-I inhibits FMDV replication in host cells. FMDV infection increased the transcription of RIG-I, while it decreased RIG-I protein expression. A detailed analysis revealed that FMDV leader proteinase (L(pro)), as well as 3C proteinase (3C(pro)) and 2B protein, decreased RIG-I protein expression. L(pro) and 3C(pro) are viral proteinases that can cleave various host proteins and are responsible for several of the viral polyprotein cleavages...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Virology
Gerardo Chowell, Cécile Viboud, Lone Simonsen, Seyed M Moghadas
Early estimates of the transmission potential of emerging and re-emerging infections are increasingly used to inform public health authorities on the level of risk posed by outbreaks. Existing methods to estimate the reproduction number generally assume exponential growth in case incidence in the first few disease generations, before susceptible depletion sets in. In reality, outbreaks can display subexponential (i.e. polynomial) growth in the first few disease generations, owing to clustering in contact patterns, spatial effects, inhomogeneous mixing, reactive behaviour changes or other mechanisms...
October 2016: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
F X Han, J H Gao, J H Gai
Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) is a common pediatric disease responsible for the development of rashes or herpes on the hand, foot, and mouth. Severe complications of HFMD include myocarditis, pulmonary edema, aseptic meningoencephalitis, and even death. Therefore, early diagnosis of HFMD is of particular importance. In this study, we determined the clinical value of the combined detection of liver function and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) expression in children with HFMD. Three hundred children with HFMD were recruited to this study between July 2013 and July 2015 and divided into the mild and severe HFMD groups (N = 150 per group)...
September 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Jijun Zhao, Xinmin Li
Severe outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) have occurred in China for decades. Our understanding of the HFMD transmission process and its determinants is still limited. In this paper, factors that affect the local variation of HFMD transmission process were studied. Three classes of factors, including meteorological, demographic and public health intervention factors, were carefully selected and their effects on HFMD transmission were investigated with Pearson's correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression models...
2016: PloS One
J M Pacheco, C Stenfeldt, L L Rodriguez, J Arzt
For the purpose of developing an improved experimental model for studies of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) infection in cattle, three different experimental systems based on natural or simulated natural virus exposure were compared under standardized experimental conditions. Ante-mortem infection dynamics were characterized in cattle exposed to FMDV through a novel, simulated natural intranasopharyngeal (INP) inoculation system or through standardized and controlled systems of within- or between-species direct contact exposure (cattle-to-cattle or pig-to-cattle)...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
Jiratchaya Puenpa, Sompong Vongpunsawad, Riikka Osterback, Matti Waris, Eva Eriksson, Jan Albert, Sofie Midgley, Thea K Fischer, Anna M Eis-Hübinger, María Cabrerizo, Eleanor Gaunt, Peter Simmonds, Yong Poovorawan
Coxsackievirus A6 (CV-A6) infection is a major etiologic agent for hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in recent years. HFMD outbreaks associated with CV-A6 results from the evolutionary dynamics of CV-A6 and the appearance of novel recombinant forms (RFs). To examine this, 151 variants collected between 2013 and 2014 from Germany, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, and Thailand were genotyped for the VP1 capsid and 3Dpol genes. Analysis of the VP1 gene showed an increasing likelihood between CV-A6 genome recombination and sequence divergence (estimated substitution rate of 8...
September 29, 2016: Journal of General Virology
Mateus Laguardia-Nascimento, Marcela R Gasparini, Érica B Sales, Anselmo V Rivetti, Natália M Sousa, Anapolino M Oliveira, Marcelo F Camargos, Tatiana F Pinheiro de Oliveira, Junia P M Gonçalves, Marieta C Madureira, Damaso P Ribeiro, Ivone V Marcondes, Edel F Barbosa-Stancioli, Antônio A Fonseca
Senecavirus A (SV-A) may cause vesicular disease and neonatal mortality in pigs, and was first detected in Brazil in 2015. Samples including tissues and serum from pigs with suspected vesicular diseases were collected from January to August in 2015 from farms in the states of Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina, Goiás and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and tested for the presence of SV-A by reverse transcriptase PCR. All samples were negative for foot and mouth disease virus, as well as 13 other infectious agents associated with vesicular diseases in pigs...
October 2016: Veterinary Journal
Xiao-Fang Wang, Wen-Fang Dong, Ting Dai
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September 29, 2016: Infectious Diseases
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