SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

  • question_answer
    Foot and mouth disease occurs in:

    A)  Cattle  

    B)         Cattle and pigs

    C)  Cattle and sheep

    D)         Cattle, sheep and pigs

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Foot-and-mouth disease or hoof-and-mouth disease (Aphthae epizooticae) is an infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven- hoofed animals, including domestic and wild bovids. The virus causes a high fever for approximately two to six days, followed by blisters inside the mouth and on the feet that may rupture and cause lameness. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has severe implications for animal farming, since it is highly infectious and can be spread by infected animals through aerosols, through contact with contaminated farming equipment, vehicles, clothing, or feed, and by domestic and wild predators. Humans can be infected with foot-and-mouth disease through contact with infected animals, but this is extremely rare.

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