Peste des Petits Ruminants Infection among Cattle and Wildlife in Northern Tanzania
Tiziana Lembo, Christopher Oura, Satya Parida, Richard Hoare, Lorraine Frost, Robert Fyumagwa, Fredrick Kivaria, Chobi Chubwa, Richard Kock, Sarah Cleaveland1 , and Carrie Batten1
Author affiliations: University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK (T. Lembo, S. Cleaveland); School of Veterinary Medicine, The University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies (C. Oura); The Pirbright Institute, Woking, UK (S. Parida, L. Frost, C. Batten); Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania ( R. Hoare, R. Fyumagwa); Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (F. Kivaria, C. Chubwa); The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, UK (R. Kock).
Figure. . Areas in northwestern Tanzania where seroprevalence of antibodies to peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) was studied in cattle and buffalo. Cattle were sampled in 2011; all had been alive during a 2008 PPRV outbreak among small ruminants. Arrow shows location of 1 village affected during the 2008 outbreak (7). Buffalo were sampled during 2010–2012 in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area; the locations of PPRV-seronegative buffalo are shown.
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