The suitability of the 'emergency' foot-and-mouth disease antigens held by the International Vaccine Bank within a global context.


The International Vaccine Bank (IVB) based at the Institute of Animal Health (IAH) in Pirbright, United Kingdom (UK), routinely monitors the suitability of the currently held strains of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine virus, in anticipation that vaccine may be required to control FMD outbreaks that pose a threat to member countries. Using primarily the… (More)