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They are RNA viruses, belonging to the genus Aphtovirus and contain 33 different serotypes.

Diseases[edit source]

Most of the diseases are severe.

Patogeneze[edit source]

  • gate for entry: mainly through food, rarely through respiratory system
  • multiplication in cells
  • spread by hematogenous route
  • clinical consequences depend on the site virus attachment and the individual's susceptibility.
  • virus je intenzivně vylučován z napadnuté sliznice.

Diagnosis[edit source]

  • incubation from nasopharyngeal swabs, from stool or from cerebrospinal fluid on cell cultures from monkey kidneys or mice.
  • serological diagnosis by neutralization test.

Epidemiology[edit source]

The source of the virus is an infected human, who is infectious at the end of the incubation period (3 to 7 days). The disease occurs mainly in summer and early autumn.

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