Peste des Petitis Ruminants (PPR)

Hokkaido, Japan@HTM

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), also known as‘goat plague’, is a viral disease of goats and sheep characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, diarrhea, pneumonia, and sometimes death.

It is caused by a morbillivirus in the family of paramyxoviruses, that is related to rinderpest, measles and canine distemper. Cattle and several wild ruminants have been infected most often experimentally, but goats and sheep are the usual targets.

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