[Current situation and future preventive measures of foot-and-mouth disease in Japan].

Foot-and-mouth disease caused by Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is a severe and acute vesicular disease of cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. As FMDV is highly contagious and causes productivity losses among infected animals, outbreaks of the disease are a primary animal health concern worldwide. In April, 2010, the disease… (More)