Problem

Contagious ecthyma

Nature:

Contagious ecthyma is a highly infectious viral disease of sheep and goats; common names for the same disease are orf and sore mouth. The bovine may be accidentally infected, but no other domestic livestock species is susceptible to the disease.

Incidence:

The disease occurs world-wide wherever sheep and goats are raised. It occurs primarily in lambs 3-6 months of age, but also may affect older sheep. Mortality is usually low, but may affect as much as 90% of the flock. Most human cases have histories of direct contact with infected animals.

Values:
Contagious
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Specific diseases
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
23.04.2019 – 14:03 CEST