The Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” (Vladimir) has been granted the RF patent No. 2575801 for the invention of “Strain O No. 2108/Zabaikalsky/2010 of Aphthae Epizootocae Type O FMD virus for the use in biopreparations for Type O FMD diagnosis”. The invention can be applied in the field of Virology and Biotechnology.
Foot-and-Mouth Disease is an acute contiguous virual disease of cloven-hoofed animals. The disease embarrasses commercial operations and business activities and leads to economic losses in milk and meat animal production.
The FMD agent demonstrates significant antigenic strain variability within a single serotype. Significant changes of antigenic properties of the natural strain interfere with the laboratory diagnosis. The situation is aggravated by asymptomatic disease forms, long virus-carrier state even in highly immune animals as well as by a number of clinically similar viral diseases. As a result there is a need for new diagnostic means involving newly detected antigenically modified strains.
The invention deals with new serotype O FMDV strain demonstrating high infective activity in its native state and maintaining its antigenic activity following inactivation thus being suitable for manufacture of sensible and highly specific diagnostic means.
FGBI “ARRIAH” Press Office