LONDON There is no vaccine specific to the PanAsia strain of O-variety foot-and-mouth disease causing the current disaster in the UK, according to the person at the sharp end of providing vaccines to control the outbreak.
In an interview with
"You should also distinguish conventional and emergency vaccines," Barnett said. "We can give emergency vaccines a higher potency, generally by increasing antigen payload."
The trouble with conventional foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines is that although they protect animals from clinical symptoms, they don't necessarily...