One of the most severe diseases in goats, Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is very contagious and frequently fatal. This respiratory disease is transmitted by close contact with infected animals and the incubation period is usually 6 to 10 days. Humans are not susceptible to the disease.
Symptoms of infection include a high fever, lethargy and anorexia, followed by severe coughing and respiratory difficulties. Affected flocks should be quarantined and vaccines against CCPP are available in some countries.