Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia vaccines, historic highlights, present situation and hopes.

@article{Thiaucourt2003ContagiousBP,
  title={Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia vaccines, historic highlights, present situation and hopes.},
  author={Francois Thiaucourt and Laurence Dedieu and J C Maillard and Pascal Bonnet and Matthieu Lesnoff and G{\'e}raud Laval and Ariel Provost},
  journal={Developments in biologicals},
  year={2003},
  volume={114},
  pages={147-60}
}
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is a contagious infection of cattle caused by a mycoplasma, M. mycoides subsp. mycoides SC (MmmSC). It induces lesions of pleuropneumonia in acute cases and the formation of pulmonary "sequestra" in chronic cases. The disease is prevalent mostly in Africa, where it is responsible for high losses, but it has also been sporadically present in Southern Europe until 1999. Vaccination is now prohibited in most countries except in Africa. An empirical… CONTINUE READING

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