Foot-­and-­Mouth Disease (see Foot­-and­-Mouth Disease)

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Animals Involved

Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, other cloven­ hoofed animals (Artiodactyla), a few mammals in other orders

Known Distributions

Asia, Africa, Middle East, South America

Probable Means of Spreading

Contact exposure, often in laboratories or other high concentrations of virus

Clinical Manifestations in People

People may become temporary nasal carriers of virus but do not usually become ill; mild influenza ­like disease with vesicular lesions occurs very rarely

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