Foot-and-mouth vaccine could revolutionize disease response

Using high-powered microscopy, insect cells and genetic engineering, U.K. scientists have developed a foot-and-mouth vaccine that confers immunity, doesn't appear to need refrigeration and allows for the identification of vaccinated versus naturally infected animals. Strategic use of the vaccine in an outbreak could help prevent massive culls like the one of 10 million livestock in 2001, when the U.K. was struck with a devastating outbreak. "What we have achieved here is close to the holy grail of foot-and-mouth vaccines," said Dave Stuart of Diamond Light Source, the facility that operates the high-powered microscopy unit used in the vaccine's development.

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