Van Sag Bil Derg, cilt.14, sa.1, ss.86-92, 2021 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)
Objective: Small ruminants morbillivirus (SRMV) infection formerly called peste-des-petits ruminants virus (PPRV) infection is a serious disease of small ruminants as a economically and clinically. The objective of this study was to estimate the seroprevalence of PPRV infection and its related to risk factors in sheep and goats in Iran.
Materails and Methods: Total of 502 blood sera samples collected from goats and sheep in various regions of Iran (Ardabil, Azarbayjan-e Gharbi, Azarbayjan-e Sharqi, Hormozgan, Esfahan, Fars, Kordestan, Gilan, Shah-rekord) were tested by Competitive ELISA against PPRV specific antibodies. All of provinces were found to be positive for PPRV antibodies except for Gilan.
Results: The seropositivity rates were determined as 53.38% (268/502) for tested samples. According to animal species, the value of seroprevalance for PPRV infection were found as 53,6% (238/444) and 51,7% (30/58) in sheep and goats, respectively.
Conclusion: PPRV infection once again emphasis to be endemic in the Iran; attention to the difficulty of limi-ting animal movement, it need to focus on the most effective way about vaccination of susceptible population for prevention of infection and continuous monitoring of infection for economic impact of PPRV in the affected countries.