Aug 7, 2013

Hand, foot, mouth disease patients top 130,000 in Japan

Reported cases in Japan of hand, foot and mouth disease, a viral illness commonly found in children, have topped 130,000 since the beginning of the year, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Tuesday. According to the institute, 133,802 people had been sickened as ...

Mar 28, 2013

Safer vaccine created without virus

British scientists have developed a “holy grail” vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease that is safer and more resilient than current vaccines, according to an article published in the journal PLOS Pathogens on Wednesday. At the moment, animals are given a small dose of live infectious ...