EU: Foot and mouth vaccination policy may change after crisis
The European Union is considering changing its foot and mouth vaccination policy once the current epidemic in Europe is over. Speaking after a meeting of EU farm ministers in Sweden on Tuesday, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Safety David Byrne said that as research was accelerating the development of so-called "marker vaccines" able to distinguish between infected and vaccinated animals, the commission could be in a position to depart from a policy against generalized vaccination.
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