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Peste des Petits Ruminants in Bhutan

25 July 2014

BHUTAN - Peste des petits ruminants virus PPR or ov ine rinderpest has been discovered in a herd of goats in Bhutan.

The disease reported to the World Anial Health Organisation OIE by Dr Tashi Samdup, Director, Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, was found in 27 goats in Chhukha.

The report says the goats were were rescued from slaughter and kept in an enclosed shelter away from human habitation.

Seven of the goats have died.

The report says that the outbreak was believed to be caused by the introduction of new live animals and the illegal movement of animals

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