- peste des petits ruminants
- (PPR) (da pə-teґ ru-me-nahґ) [â€œplague of small ruminantsâ€] 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.