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Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Nomenclature Working Group


To provide coherent nomenclature for foot-and-mouth disease viruses including the definition and naming of topotypes, lineages, sub-lineages.

Terms of Reference

  1. Define and name topotypes for all foot-and-mouth disease virus serotypes.
  2. Establishing an operating framework to name new and emerging virus lineages (and sub-lineages if required).
  3. 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

Foot-and-mouth disease virus nomeclature

Information can be found here on foot-and-mouth disease virus nomenclature.FMDV nomenclature

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