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Vaccination against CCPP in East Africa
  1. Jeremy Salt,
  2. Joerg Jores,
  3. Fabien Labroussaa,
  4. Diba Dida Wako,
  5. Salome W. Kairu-Wanyoike,
  6. Vish Nene,
  7. Kristin Stuke,
  8. Musa Mulongo and
  9. Pascal Sirand-Pugnet
  1. GALVmed, Doherty Building, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik Edinburgh EH26 0PZ, Scotland
  2. Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Bern, PO Box, Bern 3001, Switzerland
  3. Sidai Africa Limited, PO Box 27256, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  4. State Department of Livestock, PO Box 34188, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  5. International Livestock Research Institute, PO Box 30709, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  6. GALVmed, Galana Plaza, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  7. Internations Development Research Centre (IDRC), 150 Kent Street, PO Box 8500, Ottawa K1G 3H9, Canada
  8. INRA, Université de Bordeaux, UMR 1332 de Biologie du Fruit et Pathologie, Villenave d’Ornon 33140, France
  1. email: jeremy.salt{at}

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In East Africa, contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is rated by farmers as one of the top priority diseases in livestock, higher than contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP). In July 2019, several stakeholders held a workshop at the International Livestock Research Institute’s Kapiti Ranch in Kenya to obtain feedback on the use of the current CCPP bacterin vaccine, with the aim to gain a better understanding of whether a genetically modified live CCPP vaccine could be registered for use and its possible implementation. …

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