Study of the genetic heterogeneity of SAT-2 foot-and-mouth disease virus in sub-Saharan Africa with specific focus on East Africa.

@article{Sahle2007StudyOT,
  title={Study of the genetic heterogeneity of SAT-2 foot-and-mouth disease virus in sub-Saharan Africa with specific focus on East Africa.},
  author={Mesfin Sahle and Rahana M. Dwarka and Estelle Hildegard Venter and Wilna Vosloo},
  journal={The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research},
  year={2007},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={289-99}
}
The epidemiology of serotype SAT-2 foot-and-mouth disease was investigated in sub-Saharan Africa by phylogenetic analysis using the 1D gene encoding the major antigenic determinant. Fourteen genotypes were identified of which three are novel and belong to East Africa, bringing the total number of genotypes for that region to eight. The genotypes clustered into three lineages that demonstrated surprising links between East, southern and south-western Africa. One lineage was unique to West Africa… CONTINUE READING

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