Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) outbreak in Tajikistan.

@article{Kwiatek2007PesteDP,
  title={Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) outbreak in Tajikistan.},
  author={Olivier Kwiatek and C{\'e}cile Minet and Colette Grillet and Corinne Hurard and Emilia Carlsson and Bakhtiyor Karimov and Emmanuel Albina and Adama Diallo and Genevi{\`e}ve Libeau},
  journal={Journal of comparative pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={136 2-3},
  pages={111-9}
}
The occurrence of outbreaks of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in three districts of Tajikistan is described. The causal strain (PPR Tajikistan) was characterized and the sequence of its N gene was compared with that of 43 other strains isolated since 1968 in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The study demonstrated (1) the value of the N gene as a target in comparing isolates obtained over an extended period of evolution, and (2) that clustering was related to the geographical origin of… CONTINUE READING

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