Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 44, Issue 7, pp 1329–1330 | Cite as

Prevalence of antibodies to peste des petits ruminants virus before and during outbreaks of the disease in Awash Fentale district, Afar, Ethiopia

  • Faris DelilEmail author
  • Yilkal Asfaw
  • Berhe Gebreegziabher
Brief Communication


The present study was conducted to assess the seroprevalence of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in sheep and goats in Awash Fentale district, Afar, Ethiopia. Small ruminants in the district had poor herd immunity at the first visit and succumb to the disease then after. The seroprevalence during the time of an outbreak was much higher compared with the initial levels: 7.3% and 42.6% in sheep and goats, respectively. The higher seroprevalence figure in goats was suggestive of their relative susceptibility to PPR compared with sheep.


PPR cELISA Seroprevalence Outbreak 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Faris Delil
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Yilkal Asfaw
    • 2
  • Berhe Gebreegziabher
    • 3
  1. 1.Wollo UniversityDessieEthiopia
  2. 2.Faculty of Veterinary MedicineAddis Ababa UniversityDebre ZeitEthiopia
  3. 3.Animal and Plant Health Regulatory DirectorateMinistry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD)Addis AbabaEthiopia
  4. 4.Madras Veterinary CollegeChennaiIndia

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