Peste des petits ruminants virus

Last Modified: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 09:01:29 IST
Disease name Peste des petits ruminants virus
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Ovine
Description Peste des petits ruminant (PPR) is a highly contagious viral disease of sheep and goats, and infection has been noted in antelope, camels and water buffalo. Infection is characterised by fever, sores in the mouth, diarrhoea, pneumonia and sudden death. Outbreaks result in morbidity and mortality rates of 80-100%. PPR is not considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland Absent - official WOAH free status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never Reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes