Phylogenetic analyses of foot-and-mouth disease type A viruses in the Middle East during 2015-2016 identified viruses belonging to the A/ASIA/G-VII lineage, which originated in the Indian subcontinent. Changes in a critical antigenic site within capsid viral protein 1 suggest possible evolutionary pressure caused by an intensive vaccination program.
Foot-and-mouth disease in the Middle East caused by an A/ASIA/G-VII virus lineage, 2015-2016
Bachanek-Bankowska K, Di Nardo A, Wadsworth J, Henry E K M, Parlak U, Timina A, Mischenko A, Qasim I A, Abdollahi D, Sultana M, Hossain M A, King D P, Knowles N J
Citation: Emerging Infectious Diseases 24 (6), 1073-1078