European observers from all walks of life testified to the massive tragedy which would befall African societies in the event of a rinderpest
outbreak among their herds.
Detection and differentiation of rinderpest
and peste des petitsruminants viruses in diagnostic and experimental samples by polymerase chain reaction using P and F gene-specific primers.
This increase is attributed to the disappearance of the rinderpest
virus in ungulate populations of the SME (Sinclair et al.
Differential diagnosis of rinderpest
and PPR using biotinylated cDNA probes.
Mortality in Historical Context: "Knocking Cattle Flat": The Rinderpest
Order Prohibiting the Importation of Fresh Meat from Regions in which Rinderpest
or Foot-and-Mouth Disease Exists, Bureau of Animal Industry Order 298 (Washington, 1927).
At the launch, Union Agriculture Minister informed that dreaded Rinderpest
disease has been eradicated from India and stressed that similar efforts are needed to control and eradicate diseases like FMD, PPR, Brucellosis, CSF, BT, HS etc.
It is now believed that many outbreaks in India previously attributed to rinderpest
were actually PPR (Taylor, 2002).
The variable region of C-terminal contains highly immunogenic sites amino acids 520-525 for Rinderpest
virus and aa 457-472 for PPRV which make possible the differentiation of two viruses by indirect ELISA and Western blot (Diallo et al.
In the early 1900s, 90 percent of the country's herd of carabao was almost wiped out by diseases, particularly rinderpest
, and locust infestation, which damaged vegetation.
Experts attending include Dr Paul Livingstone, research manager at New Zealand's Animal Health Board and chair of the TB Control Programme Technical Advisory Group; Professor Glyn Hewinson, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency's chief scientific advisor, and Professor Peter Roeder, veterinary consultant and secretary of the Global Rinderpest
Eradication Programme at the Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Islamabad, 22 May, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Federal Minister for Livestock and Dairy Development, Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd has said that World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) declared Pakistan free from Bird flu (Avian influenza) and Rinderpest
disease of cattle & buffalos and due to this decision the export of meat has been increased from 36.
Most classic African literature is set in East Africa, where greater kudu have been scarce since the great rinderpest
of a century ago.
Then in 1866 the Cattle Diseases Prevention Act was passed to combat the outbreak of cattle plague or rinderpest
which was then sweeping through the country, and the Cattle Plague Department was set up in the Home Office to administer it.
So, this neglect has been going on for over 38 years, while at the other hand, the outbreak of the Rinderpest
disease in 1983, which led to the death of over 60 million cows in the North, grossly affected the fortunes of the herdsmen.