Article Metrics Metric Details. The topography of this tree was also checked by the maximum-parsimony MEGA 4. Most virus groups were monophyletic. The reason is not understood. Therefore, epidemiologic surveillance of FMD in Asia is essential for the timely detection of the emergence of new strains that could threaten neighboring countries 6 and for selecting the most appropriate vaccine strains for use and storage in emergency vaccine reserves 7. We investigated the molecular epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease virus FMDV serotype Asia 1, which caused outbreaks of disease in Asia during — Abstract We investigated the molecular epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease virus FMDV serotype Asia 1, which caused outbreaks of disease in Asia during —
This virus is similar to those detected in in China and Vietnam.
Recently, 7 complete VP1 sequences of Asia 1 FMDV, originating from samples taken from cattle in in Yunnan Province close to the Myanmar border, were deposited in the public databases accession nos. This virus type was detected in in Asia, including Russia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, and the genetic similarity of these viruses was high Figure 1panel I. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above. The greatest risk for infection is currently by type O and A viruses, followed by type Asia 1 virus. However, Asia has its own unique serotype, Asia 1, first detected in samples collected in India in through 8 and Pakistan in 9.