Foot and mouth disease (FMD): does it matter ?

FMD is relevant for regulatory import purposes but not for cell growth. The USA and a few other countries only allow FBS imports from countries free from FMD, WITHOUT vaccination while most other countries also accept FMD-free WITH vaccination. Both types of FMD-free countries are free of FMD cc and circulating FMD viruses, as verified by the OIE and declared equally safe.

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