First suspected lumpy case discovered in Durg district, Chhattisgarh

Calf has symptoms similar to a lumpy skin disease, says veterinary official . The disease can cause fever, lesions in the mouth, swelling, and excessive nasal and salivary secretions .

RAPUR (pronounced rash): In a calf in Durg district, the first suspected case of lumpy skin disease has been noted.A blood sample of the infected animal has been sent to the National Institute of high-security animal diseases (NIHSAD) in Bhopal for further investigation.Dr M K Chawla, deputy director of veterinary services, said a little calf has been found to have symptoms similar to a lumpy skin disease.Three more cattle have been sent for further investigation.

Officials: Officials: Officials emphasize that steps are being taken to prevent a disease outbreak, and that cattle surveys have already been launched, and that steps to halt the disease have been introduced.Ticks, fleas, flies, wasps, or other insects that feed on blood carry the virus infection.It can cause cattle death and produce fever and skin nodules.It cannot be passed from livestock to people.

Many times, pregnant cows and buffaloes are miscarriaged.Infected animals must be quarantined for safety and proper vaccination should be provided.According to the doctor, it is curable.The disease, which affects cattle, including buffaloes, cannot be spread among humans or transferred from infected animals to humans, he said.

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