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New translations: Guidelines for the control and prevention of PPR in wildlife p

2022-07-12 321People reading Source: OIE

Tokyo (Japan), 6 July 2022 – Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a widespread, virulent and devastating animal disease of domestic small ruminants and wild artiodactyls, caused by the morbillivirus peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV). Mortality rates may exceed 90%, particularly in immunologically naïve, malnourished, and stressed populations.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) in 2021 published Guidelines for the Control and Prevention of Peste des petites ruminants (PPR) in Wildlife Populations, which were intended to help countries in the development and implementation of PPR eradication programmes. The publication included objectives, policies and strategies that can be adapted to a full range of national needs, and facilitate the integration of the wildlife sector into the national strategic plan.