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THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED IMMUNOASSAYS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE USING NON-STRUCTURAL VIRAL PROTEINS

Objective



The Concerted Action will coordinate research into novel ELISA-based serological tests with the intention of developing assay(s) able to:

1. identify infection with any serotype of FMDV by means of a single serological assay utilizing non-infectious material as antigen;
2. identify animals, whether vaccinated or not, which carry FMDV and so constitute a disease risk; and
3. identify animals infected with FMD, whether vaccinated or not, which have cleared the virus and so no longer pose a disease risk.

The Concerted Action will finance workshops to instruct experts from throughtout the Community in the performance and interpretation of the assays developed.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
Address
Ash Road, Nr Woking
GU24 0NF Woking
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

Bundesforschungsanstalt für Viruskrankheiten der Tiere
Germany
Address
Paul-ehrlich-straße
72076 Tübingen
CDI-DLO
Netherlands
Address

Lelystad
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia
Italy
Address
Via A. Bianchi 7
25124 Brescia