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Research Article, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 1 Issue: 2

Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Transmission and Vaccine Efficacy in Punjab, Pakistan, Viruses

M. Roodgar1, A. M. Perez2,3*, T.E. Carpenter3,8, G. Ferrari4, E. Khan5, S. Grazioli6, E. Brocchi6 and M. Abubakar7
1Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine Program, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
2CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias UNR, Argentina
3Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS), Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
4Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN Via delle terme di Caracalla,00153 Rome, Italy
5NARC Premises Park Road, Chak Shahzad P.O.Box 1476, Islamabad,Pakistan
6Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna (IZSLER), Brescia, Italy
7National Veterinary Laboratory, Islamabad, Pakistan
8EpiCentre, Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC), Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Systems (IVABS), Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Corresponding author : Andres M. Perez
Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS), Department of Medicine & Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA Tel: +1 530 7521063; Fax: +1 530 7521618 E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 09, 2012 Accepted: September 13, 2012 Published: September 15, 2012
Citation: Roodgar M, Perez AM, Carpenter TE, Ferrari G, Khan E, et al. (2012) Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Transmission and Vaccine Efficacy in Punjab, Pakistan. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 1:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000103

Abstract

Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Transmission and Vaccine Efficacy in Punjab, Pakistan

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is an acute disease due to the infection with a Picorna virus that causes vesicular lesions in cloven-hoofed animals. The objectives of this study were to estimate the adequate daily contact rate (k), the mean number of daily contacts by an individual adequate for virus transmission of FMD, and the efficacy of FMD vaccines (VE) used in selected districts of the Punjab region of Pakistan.

Keywords: Foot-and-mouth disease; Modeling; Pakistan; Transmission

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