Global strategy for the control and eradication of PPR
This joint publication (PDF) of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) introduces a Global strategy for the control and eradication of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR). PPR is a highly contagious disease of sheep and goats caused by a Morbillivirus closely related to rinderpest virus and is considered to be one of the most damaging livestock diseases in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The document is divided in three parts. Part A of the Global Strategy describes the rationale for controlling and eradicating PPR and other major small ruminant diseases, the general principles and the tools to be used. Part B describes the successive elements of the strategy and the four main stages. Part C explains how the principles and mechanisms will be used to provide coordination at both the global level and the regional level. For the French publication, please visit this link.