We report the genome sequence of a foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) serotype A topotype Africa isolate collected from bovine vesicular epithelium from Kenya in 2016. This novel sequence updates the knowledge of FMDV diversity in Eastern Africa and has important implications for FMDV epidemiology and molecular analyses.
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This research was funded in part by ARS-CRIS project 1940-32000-061-00D and USAID prime agreement number AID-OAA-A-11-00012. Miranda R. Bertram was the recipient of a Plum Island Animal Disease Center Research Participation Program fellowship, administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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