Pesti des Petits ruminants virus infection in animals
Chauhan, H.C.; Chandel, B.S.; Kher, H.N.; Dadawala, A.I. and Agrawal, S.M. (2009) Pesti des Petits ruminants virus infection in animals. Veterinary World, 2 (4). pp. 150-155. ISSN 0972-8988
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For centuries morbillivirus infections have had a huge impact on both human beings and animals. Morbilliviruses are highly contagious pathogens that cause some of the most devastating viral diseases of humans and animals world wide. They include measles virus (MV), canine distemper virus (CDV), rinderpest virus (RPV) and peste des petits ruminants (PPRV) virus. Furthermore, new emerging infectious diseases of morbilliviruses with significant ecological consequences of marine mammals have been discovered in the past decades. Phocid distemper virus (PDV) in seals and the cetacean morbillivirus (CMV) have been found in dolphins, whales and porpoises. Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious ,infectious , an acute or sub acute viral disease of domestic and wild small ruminants characterized by fever, oculonasal discharges, stomatitis, conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis and pneumonia. Goats are more severely affected than sheep. It is also known as pseudorinderpest of small ruminants, pest of small ruminants, pest of sheep and goats, kata, stomatitis- pneumoentritis syndrome, contagious pustular stomatitis and pneumoentritis complex. It is one of the major notifiable diseases of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
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