Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious viral disease that mainly affects sheep and goats. Heavy losses can be seen, especially in goats, with morbidity and mortality rates sometimes approaching 80-100%. At one time, peste des petits ruminants was thought to be restricted to the Middle East and limited areas of Africa and Asia. Recently, its range has expanded in both Africa and Asia. In addition, infections and clinical cases have been recognized in other ungulates, particularly antelope and wild relatives of sheep and goats, but also camels and water buffalo. Some clinical cases and outbreaks in these animals have been severe, and there is a risk that PPR could threaten the conservation of certain wildlife
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Iowa State University Center for Food Security and Public Health, "Peste des Petits Ruminants" (2015). Center for Food Security and Public Health Technical Factsheets. 101.