Molecular characterization and phylogenetic study of peste des petits ruminants viruses from North central States of Nigeria

@inproceedings{Luka2011MolecularCA,
  title={Molecular characterization and phylogenetic study of peste des petits ruminants viruses from North central States of Nigeria},
  author={Pam D Luka and Joseph Erume and Frank N Mwiine and Chrisostom Ayebazibwe and David Shamaki},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Peste des petits ruminants is an endemic disease of sheep and goats in Nigeria and vaccination has been the method of control but sporadic outbreaks have been reported. This study was carried out to characterize PPR viruses from outbreaks in 2007 and 2009 from Kaduna and Plateau States. RESULTS Of the 33 clinical samples analysed, 51.52% (n = 17) were positive for F protein gene primers (F1/F2). All the samples had a sequence similarity of 98-100% among them and 92-97% with the… CONTINUE READING