Editors' Choice

Editors' Choice

Science  26 May 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6340, pp. 817

eLetters is an online forum for ongoing peer review. Submission of eLetters are open to all. eLetters are not edited, proofread, or indexed.  Please read our Terms of Service before submitting your own eLetter.

Compose eLetter

Plain text

  • Plain text
    No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g. higgs-boson@gmail.com
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests
CAPTCHA

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Vertical Tabs

  • RE: PPR a risk to Europe
    • Parimal Roy, Director, ICAR-National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru, India

    I wish to add that PPR disease will not cause foaming in mouth. PPR is an acute disease of primarily goats and sheep characterised by pyrexia, respiratory distress, serous ocular and nasal discharges, pneumonia, diarrhoea and erosive lesions on different mucous membranes predominantly in the mouth. Many wild small ruminants are reported to suffer from PPR disease. To prevent possible incursion of PPR in Europe in addition to preventive measures mentioned in PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0175461 (2017), small ruminant animals showing clinical signs similar to PPR should be screened against PPR and wide publicity may be given among the farmers and wildlife authorities to create awareness. Random surveillance in bordering and trade related areas will create preparedness.

    Competing Interests: None declared.

Stay Connected to Science