First report and characterization of peste des petits ruminants virus in Liberia, West Africa

First report and characterization of peste des petits ruminants virus in Liberia, West Africa

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), is a contagious and often fatal disease affecting sheep and goats that is currently endemic in Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and China. Understanding the molecular epidemiology and evolution of PPR virus (PPRV) can assist in the control of the transboundary spread of this economically important disease. Here we report the isolation of a PPRV from pathological and swab samples collected from goats in Liberia, West Africa in July 2015.

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