Morbilliviruses in other taxonomic groups of hosts (Infection with)

Morbilliviruses belong to the family Paramyxoviridae , and are enveloped, negative-sense singlestranded RNA viruses. Members of the genus Morbillivirus are able to infect a wide range of hosts to cause varied types of disease, many of which are severe.
Rinderpest virus (RPV, also known as “cattle plague”) and peste des petits ruminants virus (PPR, also known as “ovine rinderpest” and “goat plague”) are members of Morbillivirus known for their high virulence and mortality rates. These viruses are extremely transmissible and are considered significant risks to both agricultural industries and small communities that rely on susceptible species for food.