Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBP) is a highly contagious bacterial infection of cattle, caused by Mycoplasma mycoides. It mainly affects cattle living in Africa, with minor outbreaks seen in the Middle East.
CBP is transmitted through inhalation of droplets expelled by infected coughing cattle. 25% of cattle that recover from the disease become carriers which can shed the virus into the environment, infecting other herd members.
CBP takes about 3-8 weeks after exposure to present with clinical signs of disease.