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Vesicular Stomatitis

Vesicular Stomatitis (Fr.: stomatite vésiculeuse) - the signs and mode of transmission

Vesicular Stomatitis is a viral infection that affects cattle, horses and swine. In humans, it could cause a mild influenza-like illness. The virus is transmitted by contact with infected animals or contaminated equipment. The disease is seasonal and biting insects are probably involved in its transmission. It appears sporadically in horses and cattle in the United States . Symptoms and lesions are quite similar to those of swine vesicular disease. Above all, its importance is a result of its resemblance to foot-and-mouth disease. The last time it was diagnosed in Canada was in 1949.

For more information on this disease consult the CFIA website