Location: Foreign Animal Disease ResearchTitle: Foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype A complete genome sequence from Kenya in 2016
|SANGULA, ABRAHAM - Kenya Agricultural And Livestock Research Organization|
|BERTRAM, MIRANDA - Oak Ridge Institute For Science And Education (ORISE)|
|OBANDA, VINCENT - Kenya Wildlife Service|
|OMONDI, GEORGE - University Of Minnesota|
|VANDERWAAL, KIMBERLY - University Of Minnesota|
Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/30/2019
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is an important viral disease affecting animal health and economics through impacts on agriculture and trade. The virus mutates rapidly in the field, and there are few up-to-date examples of viral sequences from Africa. Therefore, this report of a novel serotype A virus is an important consideration for vaccination and other FMDV control efforts in Kenya and for allowing FMDV-free countries like USA maintain preparedness for possible introduction of the virus.
Technical Abstract: We report the near-complete genome of a foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) serotype A, topotype Africa, isolate collected from bovine vesicular epithelium from Kenya in 2016. This novel sequence updates knowledge of FMDV diversity in Eastern Africa and the data have important implications for FMDV epidemiology and molecular analyses.