Peste des petits ruminants

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Mucopurulent discharges from the eyes and nasal cavities

Mucopurulent discharges from the eyes and nasal cavities

Term: 2013
Published: February 15, 2013
Revised: April 17, 2013

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a disease of goats, sheep and closely related wild members of the family Bovidae, and is clinically and pathologically similar to the now extinct rinderpest.  In the areas where it occurs it is the most economically important virus disease that affects small ruminants. The chronological sequence of new reports of PPR points to the fact that the virus has spread steadily eastwards from its origin in West Africa, and more recently southwards on the continent of Africa.

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Prof Moritz van Vuuren

Prof Moritz van Vuuren

  • BVSc MMedVet (Micro)(Pret)
  • Professor in Virology in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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