Peste des petits ruminants in Africa: a review of currently available molecular epidemiological data, 2020

William G. Dundon, Adama Diallo, Giovanni Cattoli
2020 Archives of Virology  
Small ruminants (e.g., sheep and goats) contribute considerably to the cash income and nutrition of small farmers in most countries in Africa and Asia. Their husbandry is threatened by the highly infectious transboundary viral disease peste des petits ruminants (PPR) caused by peste-des-petits-ruminants virus (PPRV). Given its social and economic impact, PPR is presently being targeted by international organizations for global eradication by 2030. Since its first description in Côte d'Ivoire in
more » ... 1942, and particularly over the last 10 years, a large amount of molecular epidemiological data on the virus have been generated in Africa. This review aims to consolidate these data in order to have a clearer picture of the current PPR situation in Africa, which will, in turn, assist authorities in global eradication attempts.
doi:10.1007/s00705-020-04732-1 pmid:32653984 fatcat:wrciqz4e2vc6nglgpftd2rvyya