Peste des petits ruminants
Peste des petits ruminants (PPRV) is a morbillivirus of small ruminants. A close relative of measles, PPRV is endemic in many areas of Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia and China, and causes a devastating disease that threatens both food security and the livelihoods of smallholders. PPRV has been identified as a top priority global disease of livestock by the Office International des Epizooties (OIE).
CVR researchers are developing novel assays for PPRV neutralising antibodies. These assays will facilitate the rapid and accurate quantification of antibody responses to vaccination, underpinning global eradication programmes, enabling the identification of potential host populations to be targeted for surveillance and providing an early warning of impending outbreaks of PPR in ruminants.
Contact: Brian Willett, Margaret Hosie