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FMD and Prevention
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How does FMD affect consumers?

FMD is not a public health concern but an outbreak could ultimately threaten the entire U.S. economy. Click here to find out more.


What can livestock producers do?
Being prepared and informed is essential in keeping your farm and the U.S. livestock industry free from FMD. Get more information here.

Recent News

Stay up-to-date with the most recent news and information related to FMD in the United States and around the world by reviewing current articles and relevant information provided here.

Foot and Mouth Disease disaster preparation has been neglected, experts say, July 26, 2017

Swine vets call for offshore FMD vaccine bank, July 12, 2017 (subscription required)

USDA looking for Foot-and-Mouth Disease vaccine manufacturers, March 21, 2016

When foot-and-mouth disease stopped the UK in its tracks (United Kingdom), Feb. 16, 2016

Secure Beef Supply Plan, Dec. 7, 2015 

Foot and Mouth Disease Fast Facts, Sept. 2, 2013

FMD: Prepare early, respond quickly, July 2, 2013

Veterinarians, public safety responders take part in drill to contain animal disease outbreak, Aug. 2, 2012

Fed. panel supports Kan. biosecurity lab project, July 13, 2012

FMD Vaccine Without Live Virus Produced in New York, July 6, 2012

A World Free of one of the Most Virulent Animal Diseases?, July 5, 2012

Potential Consequences of FMD Outbreak Examined, June 11, 2012

GenVec gets conditional nod for DHS-sponsored cattle FMD vaccine, June 8, 2012

SFO Customs Officials Find Animal Skulls in Shipment, Jan. 18, 2012

US, Pakistan to combat foot, mouth disease, Sept. 14, 2011

Raise foreign animal disease awareness on your farm, July 18, 2011

Inovio Pharmaceuticals' DNA Vaccine for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Generates Protective Neutralizing Antibodies in Second Large-Animal Study, June 30, 2011

Cattle trade ban 'increases foot and mouth risk' (Australia), June 14, 2011

FMD study suggests culls may be reduced, May 5, 2011

Planning for next outbreak of killer foot-and-mouth disease, March 16, 2011

Foot-and-mouth officially confirmed in North Korea (Korea), Feb. 12, 2011

Korea's foot-and-mouth recovery could take year or two (Korea), Feb. 2, 2011

Massive cull planned as foot-and-mouth disease spreads (Korea), Jan. 6, 2011

USDA Scientists Discover How Foot-And-Mouth Disease Virus Begins Infection in Cattle, Dec. 14, 2010

Mock foot and mouth outbreak successfully managed by Defra, Nov. 19, 2010

USDA changes disease status of Brazil's Santa Catarina (Brazil), Nov. 19, 2010

Foot and Mouth disease in Myanmar (Burma), Nov. 12, 2010

Senior scientists meet to tackle foot-and-mouth threat (United Kingdom), Oct. 28, 2010

Exercise to tackle foot-and-mouth disease (Japan), Sept. 24, 2010

Canada hogs first test negative for foot-and-mouth, June 22, 2010

Health officials monitor spreading hand, foot, mouth disease (Bangkok), Sept. 14, 2009

America's CDC for Animal Health?,Sept. 14, 2009 

 

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