health situation -
highly fatal viral disease of
domestic and wild cattle, sheep and
goats and Asian pigs, characterized
by fever, mucous membrane congestion
and later gastrointestinal signs.
The virus belongs to the
Paramyxoviridae family, genus
Occurrence: mainly in the Middle
East and in southwestern and central
Asia.The virus has never become
established in either the Americas or
direct or close indirect
No treatment is available.
attenuated virus vaccines are
highly effective. The commonly
used vaccine is an attenuated strain of
rinderpest virus.Immunity lasts at
least 5 years and is probably
life-long. Annual revaccination is
recommended in order to obtain a high
percentage of immunised animals in an
Rinderpest is an
List A disease.
For more details,
click on the
Directive 92/119/EEC of 17 December 1992
introducing general Community measures for the
control of certain animal diseases and specific
measures relating to swine vesicular disease.
Rinderpest is a
notifiable disease, according to
Directive 82/894/EEC of 21 December 1982 on
the notification of animal diseases within the
ADNS for a
description of the notification system and the
latest health situation table.
Rinderpest eradication programme .