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Nagaland officially declared as Lumpy Skin Disease positive State

Nagaland has been officially declared as a Lumpy Skin Disease Positive State. The declaration is made following the detection of the Lumpy skin disease in four districts of the state, under The Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009. The Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services will enforce all necessary preventive measures with the concerned state department as per the advisory and guidelines issued by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying.

As per a study, lumpy skin disease is a poxviral disease with significant morbidity in cattle. Although the mortality rate is generally low, economic losses result from loss of condition, decreased milk production, abortions, infertility and damaged hides.

About the Lumpy Skin Disease

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Lumpy Skin Disease

Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a notifiable disease, according to World Animal Health Organization (OIE), because of its rapid spread and economic losses. This disease is caused by the Capripox virus also known as the “Neethling” virus causing devastating economic losses via increased mortality, reduced productivity, control cost, loss in trade, decreased market value & food security. It warned that the disease affects cattle and buffaloes and is a threat to wildlife populations like Deer, Bison, and Mithun. The disease causes high fever, reduced milk yield, skin nodules, loss of appetite, nasal and eye discharges, and formation of nodules on the body transmitted by flies, ticks, and mosquitoes.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • World Animal Health Organization Founded: 1924;
  • World Animal Health Organization Founder: Emmanuel Leclainche;
  • World Animal Health Organization Headquarters: Paris;
  • Director General of the World Animal Health Organization: Dr Monique Eloit.

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