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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 2

Number of wildlife samples from northern Tanzania tested for peste des petits ruminants virus antibodies in northern Tanzania, 2008–2012

Ecosystem, species No. sampled per year
Total no. sampled
Before 2008 2008 2010 2011 2012
Arusha, buffalo*
0
0
0
0
24
24
Katavi, buffalo*
0
0
23
0
0
23
Ngorongoro Conservation Area 0 0 0 48 95 143
Buffalo* 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomson’s gazelle† 8 0 0 0 19 27
Grant’s gazelle‡
6
0
0
0
0
6
Serengeti, 2 3 14 22 10 51
Buffalo* 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomson’s gazelle†
7
0
2
0
23
32
Tarangire, buffalo*
0
0
0
25
0
25
Total 23 3 39 95 171 331

*Syncerus caffer.
Eudorcas thomsonii.
Nanger granti.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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