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Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is one of the most contagious and economically important livestock diseases worldwide. Four serotypes of FMD virus (FMDV; O, A, SAT1, SAT2) circulate in Cameroon, and a trivalent inactivated vaccine against the three most common serotypes (O, A, SAT2) was recently...

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Bertram, M. R.; Delgado, A.; Pauszek, S. J.; Smoliga, G. R.; Brito, B.; Stenfeldt, C.; Hartwig, E. J.; Jumbo, S. D.; Abdoulmoumini, M.; Marie, A. A. O.; Salhine, R.; Rodriguez, L. L.; Garabed, R.; Arzt, J.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2018, 155, pp 1-10
Abstract

In Niger, the epidemiological situation regarding foot-and-mouth disease is unclear as many outbreaks are unreported. This study aimed (i) to identify Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) strains currently circulating in cattle herds, and (ii) to identify risk factors associated with Foot-and-mouth...

Author(s)
Kouato, B. S.; Elliot, F. M.; King, D. P.; Hyera, J.; Knowles, N. J.; Ludi, A. B.; Mioulet, V.; Matlho, G.; Clercq, K. de; Thys, E.; Marichatou, H.; Issa, S.; Saegerman, C.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2018, 65, 1, pp 146-157
Abstract

Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), a mosquito-borne, zoonotic pathogen, is endemic to sub-Saharan Africa and has spread beyond the continent to the Arabian Peninsula. The high likelihood of RVFV's spread to other non-endemic countries spurs the need for development and implementation of rapid...

Author(s)
Upreti, D.; Cernicchiaro, N.; Richt, J. A.; Wilson, W. C.; Clavijo, A.; Davis, A. S.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Virological Methods, 2018, 262, pp 6-11
Abstract

Between January and July 2017, lumpy skin disease (LSD) outbreaks were reported in cattle in Namibia. DNA was extracted from skin biopsies taken from 32 cattle, and the RNA polymerase 30 kDa subunit (RPO30) gene of the LSD virus (LSDV) was successfully amplified by PCR. Phylogenetic analysis...

Author(s)
Molini, U.; Aikukutu, G.; Khaiseb, S.; Haindongo, N. N.; Lilungwe, A. C.; Cattoli, G.; Dundon, W. G.; Lamien, C. E.
Publisher
Springer-Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
Archives of Virology, 2018, 163, 9, pp 2525-2529
Abstract

Introduction: Yellow fever (YF) and dengue (DEN) viruses are important re-emerging mosquito-borne viruses sharing similar vectors and reservoirs. The last documented YF outbreak in Kenya occurred in 1992-95. However, YF virus is re-emerging in bordering countries including Uganda, Ethiopia and...

Author(s)
Chepkorir, E.; Venter, M.; Lutomiah, J.; Mulwa, F.; Arum, S.; Tchouassi, D. P.; Sang, R.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Acta Tropica, 2018, 186, pp 50-57
Abstract

Between January, 2013 and December, 2014, there was a lumpy skin disease (LSD) outbreak that affected cattle in different localities of Zimbabwe. The outbreak resulted in severe economic losses to the livestock industry. A retrospective study was conducted by examining stored veterinary records of...

Author(s)
Mafirakureva, P.; Saidi, B.; Mbanga, J.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2017, 49, 1, pp 47-54
Abstract

Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is an arthropod-borne pathogen, causing serious epidemics in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. In Cameroon serological data indicate the presence of RVFV, but active circulation of RVFV, causing clinical infections has not been proven yet. For this purpose we carried...

Author(s)
Rissmann, M.; Eiden, M.; Wade, A.; Poueme, R.; Abdoulkadiri, S.; Unger, H.; Ziegler, U.; Homeier, T.; Groschup, M. H.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Acta Tropica, 2017, 172, pp 7-13
Abstract

Background: Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a contagious disease listed by the World Organisation for Animal health (OIE) as being a specific hazard. It affects sheep, goats, and wild ungulates, and is prevalent throughout the developing world particularly Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. PPR ...

Author(s)
Baazizi, R.; Mahapatra, M.; Clarke, B. D.; Ait-Oudhia, K.; Khelef, D.; Parida, S.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 4, pp e0175461
Abstract

This study is the first to partially quantify the potential economic benefits that a vaccine, effective at protecting cattle against malignant catarrhal fever (MCF), could accrue to pastoralists living in East Africa. The benefits would result from the removal of household resource and management...

Author(s)
Lankester, F.; Lugelo, A.; Kazwala, R.; Keyyu, J.; Cleaveland, S.; Yoder, J.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2015, 10, 1, pp e0116059
Abstract

Background: Orthobunyaviruses belonging to the Simbu sero-group occur worldwide, including the newly recognized Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in Europe. These viruses cause congenital malformations and reproductive losses in ruminants. Information on the presence of these viruses in Africa is scarce...

Author(s)
Mathew, C.; Klevar, S.; Elbers, A. R. W.; Poel, W. H. M. van der; Kirkland, P. D.; Godfroid, J.; Mdegela, R. H.; Mwamengele, G.; Stokstad, M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2015, 11, 208, pp (15 August 2015)

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