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Contagious Bovine and Caprine Pleuropneumonia: a research community's recommendations for the development of better vaccines

Joerg Jores, Cynthia Baldwin, Alain Blanchard, Glenn F Browning, Angie Colston, Volker Gerdts, Danny Goovaerts, Martin Heller, Nick Juleff, Fabien Labroussaa, Anne Liljander, Geoffrey Muuka, Vish Nene, Ran Nir-Paz, Flavio Sacchini, Artur Summerfield, Francois Thiaucourt, Hermann Unger, Sanjay Vashee, Xiumei Wang Show all

npj Vaccines | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) are major infectious diseases of ruminants caused by mycoplasmas in Africa and Asia. In contrast with the limited pathology in the respiratory tract of humans infected with mycoplasmas, CBPP and CCPP are devastating diseases associated with high morbidity and mortality. Beyond their obvious impact on animal health, CBPP and CCPP negatively impact the livelihood and wellbeing of a substantial proportion of livestock-dependent people affecting their culture, economy, trade and nutrition. The causative agents of CBPP and CCPP are Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides and Mycoplasma capricolum subspecies cap..

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Funding Acknowledgements

An international workshop entitled `Contagious bovine and caprine pleuropneumonia, an update on the current knowledge base' was held at the University of Bern in 2018. This workshop was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through GALVmed and the University of Bern. The findings and conclusions contained within are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation nor DFID. Jorg Jores, Alain Blanchard, Fabien Labroussaa, and Sanjay Vashee were supported by the International Development Research Centre (Grant ID: 108625) or the National Science Foundation (Grant ID: IOS-1110151). Special thanks to the administrative support we received from University of Bern and GALVmed staff during the workshop. We thank all participants for their participation in the discussions. We thank Jeanne Peter Zocher for her help on the figures.