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Iranian researchers unveiled a new stereotype FMD vaccine

IRI researchers unveiled a new vaccine Monday which helps immune animal body against foot and mouth disease (FMD).

Sadeq Khalilian, Minister of Agricultural Jihad led the unveiling ceremony.

The O-India stereotype vaccine has been developed and manufactured by researchers with the Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Center.

The vaccine is featured with an ability to stimulate production of antibodies in cattle against evolving stereotypes of FMD, according to leading researcher Mehrowani.

MDF vaccine is categorized under inactive vaccines class and the Iranian version of the vaccine carries stereotypes of viruses rampant in regional countries as well as the land itself. The viruse is highly contagious.

According to Mehrowani, the breakthrough would help prevent an annual 3 to 5 million dollars in damage incurred from cattle death besides a sizeable cut in currency outflow.

The Institute holds an annual capacity of manufacture 40 million doses of the O-India stereotype FMD vaccine of monovalent and tetravalent types.

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