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Peste Des Petits Ruminants in Goat

Peste Des Petits Ruminants in Goat

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They are similar to those of rinderpest in cattle. They vary following the previous immunitary status of sheep (enzootic or newly infected country). They also vary following sheep breed.
Incubation period is two to six days.Ovine rinderpest, also commonly known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR), is a contagious disease affecting goats and sheep in Africa (from Tropic of Cancer to Equator), the Middle-East and the Indian subcontinent. But since June 2008, the disease invaded Morocco , which indicates a crossing of the natural barrier of Sahara. It is caused by a species of the Morbillivirus genus of viruses. The disease is highly contagious, and has roughly an 80 percent mortality rate in acute cases.

They are similar to those of rinderpest in cattle. They vary following the previous immunitary status of sheep (enzootic or newly infected country). They also vary following sheep breed.
Incubation period is two to six days.Ovine rinderpest, also commonly known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR), is a contagious disease affecting goats and sheep in Africa (from Tropic of Cancer to Equator), the Middle-East and the Indian subcontinent. But since June 2008, the disease invaded Morocco , which indicates a crossing of the natural barrier of Sahara. It is caused by a species of the Morbillivirus genus of viruses. The disease is highly contagious, and has roughly an 80 percent mortality rate in acute cases.

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Peste des Petits Peste des Petits Ruminants Ruminants 
in Goatin Goat
Dr.Kedar KarkiDr.Kedar KarkiCentral Veterinary Laboratory KathmanduCentral Veterinary Laboratory Kathmandu
 
 
Background
Ovine rinderpest
, also commonly known as
 peste des petits ruminants 
(
PPR
), is a contagiousdisease affectinggoatsandsheepinAfrica(from Tropic of CancertoEquator), theMiddle-Eastand theIndian subcontinent. But since June 2008, thedisease invadedMorocco, which indicates acrossing of the natural barrier ofSahara. It iscaused by a species of theMorbillivirusgenus ofviruses. The disease is highly contagious, and hasroughly an 80 percent mortality rate inacute cases.
 
 
Disease appellations
In the first time,
kata 
was the appellationof astomatitisand pneumoenteritis ofNigeriandwarf goat.
Peste des Petits Ruminants 
was the French name of asimilar disease in sheep and goat firstdescribed inIvory Coastin 1942. Bothdiseases were shown to be very close toeach others.

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