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Special Issue "PPR Eradication: Improved Understanding of Epidemiology, Diagnostics and Vaccine Efficacy"

A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Viruses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Satya Parida

The Pirbright Institute, Woking, Surrey, UK
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Interests: peste des petits ruminants virus, PPRV, FMDV, vaccines, pathogenesis of PPRV

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Throughout the developing world, the peste des petits ruminants (PPR) virus (PPRV) places a huge disease burden on agriculture, in particular affecting small-ruminant production and contributing to poverty in many developing countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The primary susceptible hosts of PPRV are sheep and goats; however, the virus also causes clinical disease in pigs, camels and other wild capra species. Sub-clinical infection, with accompanying seroconversion, is seen in cattle, buffaloes and African wild capra species.

A lack in the understanding of the key factors determining the transmission of the disease between species, host range, epidemiology and vaccine efficacy of PPRV poses a significant risk to the success of OIE and FAO’s nascent PPR eradication campaign by 2030. Improving the understanding of the transmission dynamics, early events of pathogenesis, epidemiology, new diagnostics and vaccine efficacy and underlying the differential susceptibility of goats, cattle, pigs and wild species will broadly enhance our knowledge of disease spread,  maintenance of virus in wildlife and cattle and host-specific disease-resistance mechanisms. Therefore, this Special Issue is aimed to have a great impact on PPR eradication.

Prof. Dr. Satya Parida
Guest Editor

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  • Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV)
  • PPR
  • PPR in sheep, goats, cattle, buffaloes and wildlife
  • eradication
  • epidemiology
  • transmission
  • diagnostics
  • vaccines and vaccine efficacy
  • pathogenesis
  • host range

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