Peste des Petits Ruminants infection among cattle and wildlife in Northern Tanzania

Lembo, T. et al. (2013) Peste des Petits Ruminants infection among cattle and wildlife in Northern Tanzania. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19(12), pp. 2037-2040. (doi: 10.3201/eid1912.130973) (PMID:24274684) (PMCID:PMC3840886)

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We investigated peste des petits ruminants (PPR) infection in cattle and wildlife in northern Tanzania. No wildlife from protected ecosystems were seropositive. However, cattle from villages where an outbreak had occurred among small ruminants showed high PPR seropositivity, indicating that spillover infection affects cattle. Thus, cattle could be of value for PPR serosurveillance.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lembo, Dr Tiziana and Parida, Professor Satya and Cleaveland, Professor Sarah
Authors: Lembo, T., Oura, C., Parida, S., Hoare, R., Frost, L., Fyumagwa, R., Kivaria, F., Chubwa, C., Kock, R., Cleaveland, S., and Batten, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher:U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases
ISSN (Online):1080-6059
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases
First Published:First published in Emerging Infectious Diseases 19(12):2037-2040
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518811Towards the strategic control of foot-and-mouth disease in Africa: new techniques for a neglected problemSarah CleavelandBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/H009302/1RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED