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History and current status of peste des petits ruminants virus in Tanzania

Torsson, Emeli and Kgotlele, Tebogo and Berg, Mikael and Mtui-Malamsha, Niwael and Swai, Emanuel S. and Wensman, Jonas Johansson and Misinzo, Gerald (2016). History and current status of peste des petits ruminants virus in Tanzania. Infection Ecology and Epidemiology. 6 , 32701
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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 80100% in naı¨ve 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. PPRwas 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 Kgotlele, Tebogo and Berg, Mikael and Mtui-Malamsha, Niwael and Swai, Emanuel S. and Wensman, Jonas Johansson and Misinzo, Gerald
Title:History and current status of peste des petits ruminants virus in Tanzania
Series Name/Journal:Infection Ecology and Epidemiology
Year of publishing :2016
Volume:6
Article number:32701
Number of Pages:7
ISSN:2000-8686
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Other Veterinary Science
Keywords:small ruminants, sheep, goats, morbillivirus, peste des petits ruminants, East Africa
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-79462
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-79462
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DOI10.3402/iee.v6.32701
Otherhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20008686.2017.1368336
ID Code:24593
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health
(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:21 Jun 2021 14:50
Metadata Last Modified:21 Jun 2021 14:51

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