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Volume 19, Number 12—December 2013

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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 Cleaveland1Comments to Author , 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).

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Table 1

Seroprevalence of peste des petits ruminants virus antibodies in cattle and buffalo sampled in northern Tanzania

Animal, age, y No. positive (%) No. sampled
Cattle*
<1 0 41
1–2 7 (9.0) 78
3 8 (17.8 45
4 12 (35.3) 34
5 6 (17.6) 34
6 9 (42.9) 21
>7 4 (33.3) 12
Unknown 0 1
Total
46 (17.3)
266
Buffalo†
1 0 5
2 0 17
3 0 23
4 0 10
5 0 26
6 0 11
>7 0 58
Total 0 150

*Cattle in villages were sampled during 2011.
Syncerus caffer. Buffalo in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area were sampled during 2011–2012. Ages were available only for a subset of buffalo.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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