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Posted 28 days ago

Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) causes severe disease in pigs, cattle, sheep and goats. High levels of FMDV infection can threaten the livestock industry.

Which of the following statements best describes how FMDV reproduces in its livestock host?

Choose 1 answer:
(A) It releases spores into the animal's digestive tract.

B It kills the animal and feeds on its carcass.
(c) It produces eggs that are shed on the ground with the animal's wastes.

D It uses the animal's cellular machinery to reproduce inside the animal.
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Answer from Sia
Posted 28 days ago
Key Concept
Viral replication
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) uses the host animal's cellular machinery to replicate itself. This is a common mechanism for many viruses, where they hijack the host's cells to produce more viral particles.

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