The Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) or Lumpy virus has been detected in two cows in the Depalpur village of Indore district in Madhya Pradesh.
The veterinary department is currently treating them. Lumpy has been found in an animal for the first time in the district.
In the Depalpur area, two cows have tested positive for the stomatitis virus. The cows were local cows and not imported. We have issued an alert in the entire district after receiving two cases,” Dr Prashant Tiwari said.
Preventive measures have been taken by the administration by banning animal imports from Rajasthan and districts where lumpy cases have been found. Only cows and buffaloes have been found to carry the Lumpy virus.
What is the Lumpy Skin Disease?
It is a viral disease that affects cattle, and it is known as Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD). A blood-feeding insect, such as a fly, mosquito, or tick, transmits the disease. Cattle can die from it if they have fever and nodules on their skin.
How is Lumpy Skin Disease caused? What are the symptoms?
The Neethling virus causes the infectious disease, which is caused by the Poxviridae virus. A fever, enlarged lymph nodes, lumpy skin, and difficulties moving are some of the basic symptoms of LSD in cattle.
Does Lumpy Skin DIsease affect humans?
Even if humans come into contact with sick cattle, the disease will not spread to them.
Humans are not at risk from eating meat or drinking milk from animals without Lumpy symptoms. Lumpy can be cured in animals, but the milk they produce may be affected by the virus.