Outbreak Spreading: Lumpy Skin Disease kills thousands of cattle in India

A viral outbreak is ravaging cattle operations in India.

Lumpy Skin Disease has killed 7,300 animals and infected more than 25,000 so far. The disease has spread in eight Indian states. Officials have been sent to some of the hardest hit areas to help implement bio-safety measures, the movement and isolation of infected animals, and safe disposal of carcasses.

Lumpy Skin Disease is transmitted through blood-feeding insects like flies and mosquitoes. It can cause fever, skin nodules, and lead to death. According to officials, it does not pose a risk to human health.


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