Peste des petits ruminants
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A one-time vaccination can immunize ruminants for life against Peste des Petits Ruminants or sheep and goat plague

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Eradicating Peste des Petits Ruminants is a leap towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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Over 80% of the world’s sheep and goats are at risk of being infected by Peste des Petits Ruminants

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300 million of the world’s poorest rural families are affected by sheep and goat plague

Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), also known as sheep and goat plague, is a highly contagious animal disease affecting small ruminants. Once introduced, the virus can infect up to 90 percent of an animal heard, and the disease kills anywhere from 30 to 70 percent of infected animals. The PPR virus does not infect humans.

PPR was first described in 1942 in Côte d'Ivoire. Since then the disease has spread to large regions in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Today, more than 70 countries have confirmed PPR within their borders, and many countries are at risk of the disease being introduced. These regions are home to approximately 1.7 billion heads – roughly 80 percent – of the global population of sheep and goats.

Why eradicate the disease?

Fighting rural poverty

Ensuring food security and nutrition

Strengthening resilience and national economies

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