Peste des petits ruminants virus causes a highly infectious disease of small ruminants that is endemic across africa the middle east and large regions of asia the virus is considered to be a major obstacle to the development of sustainable agriculture across the developing world and has recently been targeted by the world organisation for animal health oie and the food and agriculture . Peste des petits ruminants disease outbreak was reported in turkana county in kenya in 2007 this was the first time ppr had clinically been reported in kenya. Peste des petits ruminants is a major economic disease affecting the pastoral herders in kenya with outbreaks in turkana county having devastating effects on the turkana livelihoods turkana county is a region associated with natural and manmade disasters poor infrastructure and insecurity there is limited essential data on livestock diseases and economic analysis this study has attempted . Peste des petits ruminants ppr is a contagious viral disease of small ruminants in africa and asia in 1999 probably the largest survey on ppr ever conducted in africa was initiated in ethiopia . Experimental infection of sheep and goats with a recent isolate of peste des petits ruminants virus from kurdistan wernike k1 eschbaumer m2 breithaupt a3 maltzan j4 wiesner h4 beer m5 hoffmann b1 author information 1institute of diagnostic virology friedrich loeffler institut fli suedufer 10 17493 greifswald insel riems germany 2institute of diagnostic
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