Peste des petits ruminants


SMALL RUMINANT POPULATION (goat-sheep): 1.810.405 - 2.405.631 (data from FAOSTAT 2016)
EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION FIRST/LAST OUTBREAK: PPR was first observed in Tsorona in 1993. Later its presence was confirmed during a second outbreak in the same area in 1994. Since then PPR is consider endemic.
CONTROL ACTIVITIES: PPR vaccination campaign runs every year and ring vaccinations are used for each outbreak. In 2014 a total of 500.000 small ruminants were vaccinated against PPRV in endemic villages but many small ruminants remained unvaccinated due to shortage of vaccine (Self-assessment: Stage 1-2)