The duration of the foot-and-mouth disease virus carrier state in African buffalo (i) in the individual animal and (ii) in a free-living herd.

@article{Condy1985TheDO,
  title={The duration of the foot-and-mouth disease virus carrier state in African buffalo (i) in the individual animal and (ii) in a free-living herd.},
  author={J B Condy and R. S. Hedger and Chris Hamblin and I. T. R. Barnett},
  journal={Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases},
  year={1985},
  volume={8 3-4},
  pages={259-65}
}
The maintenance of a virus depends on a number of factors, including the duration of infectivity and the size of the available host population. In this work, foot-and-mouth disease virus was shown to persist in individual African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) for up to at least five years; thus, the duration of infectivity is more than adequate to cover the normal periods between calving peaks. In a small isolated free-living population which varied from 30 to 100 buffalo, two immunological types… CONTINUE READING