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The eradication of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia from south western Africa. A plan for action.
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PMID:  11193642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) caused by the Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides SC is one of the major plagues affecting cattle. With the imminent eradication of rinderpest from Africa, CBPP will become the major epidemic disease on the continent, because the majority of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have the infection in their cattle. There is an enclave of CBPP on the borders of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia. There has been endemic infection in the cattle herds on the borders of Angola and Namibia for more than 100 years, with irregular spread from these animals to the cattle of Botswana or Zambia. However, much of Angola and Namibia and all of Botswana and Zambia are currently free from the disease. This paper explains the origins of the problem and describes the current disease situation. A plan for the eradication of CBPP from this area is proposed and discussed. If this plan is successful it will release valuable resources to tackle other constraints on livestock and food production. Furthermore, it will act as a model for the eradication of CBPP from the remainder of the continent.
R S Windsor
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  916     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-17     Completed Date:  2001-02-01     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
SB Co., Middlefield House, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 3SF, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Africa / epidemiology
Africa South of the Sahara / epidemiology
Africa, Western / epidemiology
International Cooperation
Pleuropneumonia, Contagious / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
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