Foot-and-mouth disease as zoonosis

  • K. Bauer
Conference paper


Man’s susceptibility to the virus of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was debated for many years. Today the virus has been isolated and typed (type O, followed by type C and rarely A) in more than 40 human cases. So no doubt remains that FMD is a zoonosis. Considering the high incidence of the disease (in animals) in the past and in some areas up to date, occurrence in man is quite rare.


Asymptomatic Infection Mouth Disease Blister Fluid Proven Case Smallpox Vaccine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Bauer
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  1. 1.Landesuntersuchungsamt für das Gesundheitswesen NordbayernNürnbergFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.NürnbergFederal Republic of Germany

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