peste des petits ruminants

peste des petits ruminants
(PPR) (da pə-teґ ru-me-nahґ) [“plague of small ruminants”] a highly fatal viral disease of sheep and goats, prevalent in central and west Africa and the Middle East, caused by a virus of the genus Morbillivirus and characterized by fever, necrotic stomatitis, gastroenteritis, and pneumonia. Called also kata, pest of small ruminants, pseudorinderpest, and stomatitis-pneumoenteritis syndrome or complex.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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