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"Goat plague," or peste des petits ruminants (PPR), is threatening global food security and poverty alleviation in the developing world, say leading veterinarians and animal health experts in this week's Veterinary Record.
Disease led to the establishment of the world's first veterinary school WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three decades after the global eradication of smallpox, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris last week announced the eradication of rinderpest, a previously dreaded livestock disease that, throughout history, has killed millions of animals in Europe, Asia and Africa, and triggered famines with devastating consequences for the world's human population.
A cattle disease that has caused millions of people to die of starvation for hundreds of centuries has been declared eradicated from the world, according to world animal health body OIE.
As agricultural leaders across the globe look for ways to increase investments in agriculture to boost world food production, experts in African livestock farming are meeting in Addis Ababa this week to deliberate on ways to get commercialized farm production, access to markets, innovations, gender issues and pro-poor policies right for Africa's millions of small-scale livestock farmers and herders.
A worldwide vaccination campaign has finally succeeded in ridding the globe of a disease that has been plaguing cattle for millennia, the world's paramount veterinary agency announced on Thursday.
Rinderpest (also cattle plague) is an infectious viral disease of cattle, domestic buffalo, and some species of wildlife. It is characterized by fever, oral erosions, diarrhea, lymphoid necrosis, and high mortality. The last confirmed case was in 2001. In 2011 it should be announced that a global eradication of rinderpest was complete. The term comes from the German language meaning cattle-plague. The rinderpest virus is closely related to measles and canine distemper viruses. It is a...