Infectivity assays of foot-and-mouth disease virus: contact transmission between cattle and buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in the early stages of infection.

@article{Gomes1997InfectivityAO,
  title={Infectivity assays of foot-and-mouth disease virus: contact transmission between cattle and buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in the early stages of infection.},
  author={Ivette Gomes and A K Ramalho and Paulo Andrade de Mello},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1997},
  volume={140 2},
  pages={
          43-7
        }
}
No differences were observed between cattle and Indian buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in terms of temperature, viraemia or virus replication in the pharyngeal area, during the acute phase of foot-and-mouth disease. Like cattle, the Indian buffalo became infected and excreted virus before any clinical signs of foot-and-mouth disease developed. The disease was transmitted from cattle to buffalo and vice versa, during the acute stage of infection, as if the animals had been of the same species… CONTINUE READING

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