First Suspected Case of Lumpy Skin Disease Reported in Mumbai

Final Up to date: September 22, 2022, 20:48 IST

Lumpy pores and skin is a viral illness that impacts cattle. (File picture: PTI)

BMC stated it has already began a survey of cattle in Mumbai and undertaken measures like spraying pesticides in ‘tabelas’ and ‘gaushalas (animal shelter houses)

A suspected case of lumpy pores and skin illness in an animal has been detected in Mumbai suburb of Khar, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) official stated on Thursday. To date, the metropolis has not reported any confirmed case of lumpy pores and skin illness which impacts cattle like cows and buffaloes.

The official stated they’ve despatched samples of the cattle displaying signs of the illness for lab examination and a report was awaited. The report is more likely to be obtained tonight (Thursday night time), the civic official stated, however didn’t disclose particulars in regards to the animal besides that it was present in Khar in Western suburbs.

In the meantime, the BMC, in a launch, stated Mumbai has over 27,500 cattle, together with 24,388 buffaloes. Of those, 2,203 cows have already been given the vaccine towards the lumpy pores and skin illness and the remaining will likely be inoculated by subsequent week, the discharge stated.

Highlighting steps taken to forestall an outbreak of the illness, the civic physique stated it has already began a survey of cattle in Mumbai and undertaken measures like spraying pesticides in ‘tabelas’ and ‘gaushalas (animal shelter houses). The civic official stated as a precautionary measure, the BMC has stopped slaughter of buffaloes within the metropolis from September 9.

Lumpy pores and skin is a viral illness that impacts cattle. It’s transmitted by blood-feeding bugs akin to mosquitoes and flies. The illness causes fever, nodules on the pores and skin and can even result in demise of the contaminated cattle.

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