Molecular epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease viruses in the Adamawa province of Cameroon

Mark Bronsvoort, A D Radford, V N Tanya, C Nfon, R P Kitching, K L Morgan

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Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) causes a highly contagious viral disease of even-toed ungulates and is one of the most important economic diseases of livestock. Most studies of FMDV are done in countries where control measures are being implemented. In contrast, in areas such as sub-Saharan Africa, where FMDV is endemic and new strains are likely to emerge, there are only sporadic submissions to the World Reference Laboratory, Pirbright, United Kingdom. This paper describes the molecular epidemiology of FMDV in the Adamawa province of Cameroon based on a population sample of cattle herds. Serotypes SAT2 and A were isolated in the cross-sectional study. SAT2 isolates were all similar, with phylogenetic distances of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2186-96
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2004


  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cameroon
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • DNA Primers
  • DNA, Viral
  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease
  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus
  • Genetic Variation
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Phylogeny
  • Serotyping
  • Sus scrofa
  • Swine Diseases


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