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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2018

Peste des petits ruminants in wild ungulates

Aziz-ul-Rahman; Wensman, Jonas Johansson; Abubakar, Muhammad; Shabbir, Muhammad Zubair; Rossiter, Paul


Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a contagious viral disease of domestic small ruminants. It also affects wild ungulates but there are comparatively few studies of the incidence of natural infection, clinical signs and pathology, and confirmation of the virus, and in these species. In this article, we list the wild ungulates in which PPRV infection has been confirmed and summarize available information about the presentation of the disease, its identification, and impact of virus on wildlife populations. Considering recent reports of outbreaks by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), it is important to understand the transmission of this disease within wildlife populations in PPR endemic regions.


PPR virus; Wild ungulates; Genetic depletion; Interspecies transmission

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Tropical Animal Health and Production
2018, volume: 50, number: 8, pages: 1815-1819
Publisher: SPRINGER

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University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Wensman, Jonas Johansson (Johansson Wensman, Jonas)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences
Abubakar, Muhammad
National Veterinary Laboratory
Zubair Shabbir, Muhammad
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Rossiter, Paul
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