To provide coherent nomenclature for Foot-and-mouth disease viruses including the definition and naming of topotypes, lineages, sub-lineages.
Terms of Reference
- Define and name topotypes for all Foot-and-mouth disease virus serotypes.
- Establishing an operating framework to name new and emerging virus lineages (and sub-lineages if required).
- Propose common nomenclature to be used to describe Foot-and-mouth disease virus samples, isolates and sequences.
The working group is made up from a number of Foot-and-mouth disease virus experts from around the world.Working group members
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