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No vaccine exists for the UK's current strain of foot-and-mouth - but protection is possible in four days

Robert Walgate

Genome Biology 2001, 2:spotlight-20010402-03  doi:10.1186/gb-spotlight-20010402-03

Published: 2 April 2001

As the UK government considers a limited foot-and-mouth disease vaccination programme, there's evidence that the current vaccines aren't perfect but high doses could help stop transmission.