Editors' Choice

Editors' Choice

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

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  • 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.

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