Peste Des Petits Ruminants Virus Infection of Small Ruminants: A Comprehensive Review

  title={Peste Des Petits Ruminants Virus Infection of Small Ruminants: A Comprehensive Review},
  author={Naveen Kumar and Sunil Maherchandani and Sudhir Kumar Kashyap and Shoor Vir Singh and Shalini Sharma and Kundan Kumar Chaubey and Hinh Ly},
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is caused by a Morbillivirus that belongs to the family Paramyxoviridae. PPR is an acute, highly contagious and fatal disease primarily affecting goats and sheep, whereas cattle undergo sub-clinical infection. With morbidity and mortality rates that can be as high as 90%, PPR is classified as an OIE (Office International des Epizooties)-listed disease. Considering the importance of sheep and goats in the livelihood of the poor and marginal farmers in Africa and… CONTINUE READING
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