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Any of a genus of paramyxoviruses, including the causal agents of measles and rinderpest, that infect humans and other vertebrates.

[New Latin morbillī, measles (from Medieval Latin, pustules, pox, pl. of morbillus, pustule, from diminutive of Latin morbus, disease; see mer- in Indo-European roots) + virus.]


(Biology) a genus of viruses in the family Paramyxoviridae causing infectious diseases such as measles, distemper, or rinderpest
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Historically AGID and other serological techniques were used to test the antibodies against PPR in the past but however cELISA and serum neutralization test (SNT) are preferred methods as having advantage to differentiate between antibodies against PPR and rinderpest (another member of the genus Morbillivirus and the antibodies against which usually interfere with the anti PPRV antibodies) (Libeau et al.
The researchers named the microbe Equine Morbillivirus (EMV) and published their results in the April 7, 1995 Science.
Serologic evidence for the presence in Pteropus bats of a paramyxovirus related to equine morbillivirus.
The researchers are now analyzing the DNA of the virus that infected the Serengeti lions to see whether it is simply a novel variant of CDV or a completely new member of the morbillivirus group, which includes the measles virus as well as CDV.
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is caused by peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV), a member of the genus Morbillivirus in the family Paramyxoviridae, and primarily affects sheep and goats.
CDV belongs to the morbillivirus family, which includes the human measles virus.
A heminested primer set targeting the conserved polymerase (large) gene of Respirovirus, Morbillivirus, and Henipavirus was used for sample screening through reverse transcription PCR (8).
Furthermore, it is well established that the virulence of CDV can vary greatly depending on the infecting virus strain, the immunologic competence of the infected host, and the presence of preexisting infections that can be exacerbated by the immunosuppressive effect of infection with a morbillivirus (22).
The causative agent, PPRV virus (PPRV), belongs to the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Morbillivirus (3) and groups with rinderpest virus (RPV), measles virus (MV), and canine distemper virus.
Also known as ovine rinderpest and goat plague, PPR is caused by a morbillivirus closely related to the rinderpest virus of cattle and buffaloes (which was eradicated in 2011) and the measles virus of humans.
To the Editor: Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a viral disease of sheep and goats caused by peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV), a negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus.