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Lumpy skin disease

  • 29th July, 2022
  • It is a viral disease that affects cattle. This virus belongs to the Poxviridae family. It appears in the form of lumps all over the body of animals.
  • It is transmitted by blood-feeding insects, such as certain species of flies and mosquitoes, or ticks, as well as the saliva of infected animals and contaminated water and food. There is no treatment for Lumpy Skin Disease so It is difficult to stop cattle being attacked by infected vectors once infection is within an area.
  • Lumpy skin disease virus is capable of infecting humans with direct transmission that most probably by inhalation and direct contacts with infected materials and persons.
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