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Abstract

Peste des Petits Ruminants outbreaks in Tunisia in 2016.

Abstract

In Tunisia, 86 outbreaks of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) were reported in ovine and caprine herds in 2016. Molecular characterization of PPRV strains was carried out by partial sequencing of nucleoprotein (Np) gene from diagnostic specimens. The results showed that disease outbreaks were caused by virus strains closely related to PPRV strains collected in Egypt in 2014 and 2015.