FAO and OIE to Eradicate the Small Ruminants Plague: Peste des Petits Ruminants

FAO and OIE to Eradicate the Small Ruminants Plague: Peste des Petits Ruminants
Dec 2016

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a destructive, fast spreading viral disease that kills sheep and goats (small ruminants) and devastates livelihoods throughout most of Africa, the Middle East, West, Central and South Asia, and most recently East Asia. The PPR situation is dynamic and threatening. In 2016, the disease was reported for the first time in Georgia and Mongolia. FAO and OIE, in consultation with key stakeholders, developed a five-year Global Eradication Programme 2017-2021.