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Peste des petits ruminants

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:35:40 IST
Disease name Peste des petits ruminants
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Ovine
Definition Peste des petits ruminant (PPR) is a highly contagious viral disease of sheep and goats, and infection has been noted in antelope, camels and water buffalo. Infection is characterised by fever, sores in the mouth, diarrhoea, pneumonia and sudden death. Outbreaks result in morbidity and mortality rates of 80-100%. PPR is not considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland Official OIE Free Status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/home/eng/media_center/docs/pdf/disease_cards/ppr-en.pdf
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