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Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus Infection at the Wildlife–Livestock Interface in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem, 2015–2019

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a viral disease of goats and sheep that occurs in Africa, the Middle East and Asia with a severe impact on livelihoods and livestock trade. Many wild artiodactyls are susceptible to PPR virus (PPRV) infection, and some outbreaks have threatened endangered wild populations. The role of wild species in PPRV epidemiology is unclear, which is a knowledge gap for the Global Strategy for the Control and Eradication of PPR. These studies aimed to investigate

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Identification of the first cases of Peste des Petits Ruminants and Rift Valley Fever viruses in Koure’s Giraffa camelopardalis peralta of Niger Republic

PPR and RVF are two known diseases in domestic ruminants. An annual vaccination Campaign is being done on the first while in 2016 an epidemic outbreak affected both animals and humans in Niger on the second. The aim of this investigation is to assess the circulation of these two diseases in another wild ruminant, specifically Giraffa camelopardalis peralta. Having an average annual increase rate of 10% together with conservation, the giraffe population increases from 56 individuals in 1996 to 607

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