A survey was conducted to investigate the prevalence of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) and sheep pox (SP) as the most economically important viral diseases of small ruminants in Marawi province at Northern state, Sudan. A total of 254 sera samples (164 ovine and 90 caprine) were collected from various localities in Marawi province during May, 2008. All collected sera were examined for PPR antibodies using competitive enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay (cELISA) and for SP antibodies using passive Haemagglutination test. 42 (25.6%) ovine and 17 (18.8%) caprine sera were positive for PPR antibodies while 51 (31%) ovine and 34 (37.7%) caprine sera were positive for sheep pox antibodies.
Keywords: PPR, Sheep pox, cELISA, PHA, Sudan.
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