Re: Hoof and mouth disease: bio-warfare?

Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 11:30:12 MST

In a message dated 3/21/01 8:55:03 AM, writes:

>As its a single-strand genome, it should not be compared with influenza
>which is a multi-strand genome. Influenza gets its variance through
>recombination. FMDV must get its variance through sloppy replication.

Yes; I was being casual in my analogy. Hoof and mouth, however, *does*
vary enough to frequently escape immune surveillance. A common cold
analogy would be more precise.

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