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The epidemiology of peste des petits ruminants in Pakistan

Author(s) : A.B. Zahur, H. Irshad, M. Hussain, A. Ullah, M. Jahangir, M. Qasim Khan & M. Sabir Farooq

Summary :

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an acute and highly contagious viral disease of small ruminants, which is newly emerging in Pakistan. Information provided by participatory disease surveillance teams was used to develop a database for PPR outbreaks in Pakistan. Twenty-four villages were selected throughout the country and field investigations were conducted in each village to study the dynamics of the disease. In each area, flocks with a history of PPR were identified and serological sampling was conducted. Some 1,463 small ruminants (sheep and goats) were sampled and 1,096 tested positive for the presence of antibodies against PPR. These results clearly indicate that PPR is prevalent throughout Pakistan.
 
Keywords
Caprines – Epidemiology – Goat – Ovines – Pakistan – Participatory disease surveillance – Peste des petits ruminants – Sheep – Small ruminant.

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