Southeast Asian foot-and-mouth disease viruses in Eastern Asia

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks recently affected 2 countries (Japan and South Korea) in eastern Asia that were free of FMD without vaccination. Analysis of viral protein 1 nucleotide sequences indicated that FMD serotype A and 0 viruses that caused these outbreaks originated in mainland Southeast Asia to which these viruses are endemic.

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