Potential of antiviral therapy and prophylaxis for controlling RNA viral infections of livestock.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article



With intensification of trade, livestock are increasingly exposed to severe animal diseases caused by a range of RNA viruses. Recent prime examples include outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), peste des petits ruminants, Rift Valley fever and bluetongue. To minimise their impact, controlling the spread of virus is of utmost importance. Good quality, reliable vaccines exist for some, although not all, of these diseases, but suffer from a set of drawbacks, not the least of which being the time needed to trigger the immune response (i.e. “immunity-gap”). Effective, rapid control tools ar…

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