Sokoine University of Agriculture

Preliminary investigation on presence of peste des petits ruminants in Dakawa, Mvomero district, Morogoro region, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Kgotlele, T.
dc.contributor.author Kasanga, C. J.
dc.contributor.author Kusiluka, L. J. M.
dc.contributor.author Misinzo, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-23T16:35:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-23T16:35:40Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1680
dc.description Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 2014, VoL. 81(2): Art. #732, 3 pages. en_US
dc.description.abstract Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an acute viral disease of small ruminants characterised by the sudden onset of depression, fever, oculonasal discharges, sores in the mouth, foulsmelling diarrhoea and death. For many years, in Africa, the disease was mainly confined to West and Central Africa but it has now spread southwards to previously PPR-free countries including Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. The disease was first reported in Tanzania in 2008 when it was confined to the Northern Zone districts bordering Kenya. Presence of the disease has also been confirmed in southern Tanzania especially Mtwara region. Recently, a suspected outbreak of PPR in Dakawa area, Mvomero district, Morogoro region was reported. Clinical samples (lungs, intestines, lymph nodes, whole blood and sera) from suspected goats (n = 8) and sheep (n = 1) were submitted to Sokoine University of Agriculture for analysis. Molecular diagnosis by amplification of the nucleoprotein gene and the fusion gene of PPR virus (PPRV) using PPRV specific primers was done. Five goats and the sheep were positive for PPRV after performing RT-PCR. To our knowledge, this is the first report confirming the presence of PPR in the Mvomero district of the Morogoro region, Tanzania. Hence, more efforts should be put in place to prevent the spread of PPR in Tanzania. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Peste des petits ruminants en_US
dc.subject Acute viral disease en_US
dc.subject Nucleoprotein gene en_US
dc.subject Fusion gene en_US
dc.title Preliminary investigation on presence of peste des petits ruminants in Dakawa, Mvomero district, Morogoro region, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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