Field test first to type FMD outside of the lab
Posted: 4 August, 2017
Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have successfully validated two new portable tests for the diagnosis of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). One test confirms the presence of FMD virus (FMDV), and the other is the first portable test able to differentiate between the four FMD types prevalent in Africa. The commercially available kits developed with Tetracore were taken to Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya to confirm their effectiveness the field.