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Seroprevalence and risk factors for Peste des petits ruminants and selected differential diagnosis in sheep and goats in Tanzania

Torsson, Emeli and Berg, Mikael and Misinzo, Gerald and Herbe, Ida and Kgotlele, Tebogo and Päärni, Malin and Roos, Nils and Blomström, Anne-Lie and Ståhl, Karl and Wensman, Jonas Johansson (2017). Seroprevalence and risk factors for Peste des petits ruminants and selected differential diagnosis in sheep and goats in Tanzania. Infection ecology & epidemiology. 7:1, 1-14
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Abstract

Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) causes the acute, highly contagious disease peste des petits ruminants (PPR) that affects small domestic and wild ruminants. PPR is of importance in the small livestock-keeping industry in Tanzania, especially in rural areas as it is an important source of livelihood. Morbidity and case fatality rate can be as high as 80–100% in naïve herds; however, in endemic areas, morbidity and case fatality range between 10 and 100% where previous immunity, age, and species of infected animal determine severity of outcome. PPR was officially confirmed in domestic animals in the Ngorongoro district of Tanzania in 2008. It is now considered to be endemic in the domestic sheep and goat populations throughout Tanzania, but restricted to one or more areas in the small ruminant wildlife population. In this article, we review the history and the current status of PPR in Tanzania and neighboring countries. To control and eradicate PPR in the region, a joint effort between these countries needs to be undertaken. The effort must also secure genuine engagement from the animal holders to succeed.

Authors/Creators:Torsson, Emeli and Berg, Mikael and Misinzo, Gerald and Herbe, Ida and Kgotlele, Tebogo and Päärni, Malin and Roos, Nils and Blomström, Anne-Lie and Ståhl, Karl and Wensman, Jonas Johansson
Title:Seroprevalence and risk factors for Peste des petits ruminants and selected differential diagnosis in sheep and goats in Tanzania
Series/Journal:Infection ecology & epidemiology (BIB12539748)
Year of publishing :2017
Volume:7
Number:1
Page range:1-14
Number of Pages:0
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN:2000-8686
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L72 Pests of animals
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Clinical Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Pathobiology
Agrovoc terms:animal husbandry, pest of small ruminants, food security, Tanzania
Keywords:small ruminants, sheep, goats, morbillivirus, peste des petits ruminants, East Africa
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4588
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4588
ID Code:14828
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
(VH) > Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:22 Jan 2018 07:47
Metadata Last Modified:22 Jan 2018 07:47

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