In India, more than 57,000 cattle have died due to skin disease caused by lumpy virus.
According to the country’s media News 18, the presence of Lumpy virus has been detected in at least seven states: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi. So far 15 lakh 21 thousand cattle have been affected by this virus.
The symptoms of this virus are high fever, cold, loss of appetite, watery eyes, stop giving milk, skin problems. This virus can spread quickly from one animal to another.
The central government has directed the state governments to take swift action to prevent the spread of lumpy virus among other cattle.
Last August, more than 3,000 cattle died due to lumpy virus in Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok demanded the central government to declare Lumpy virus as a national emergency.
Besides, movement of cattle from 14 Lumpy virus-affected districts of Gujarat has been banned.
Lumpy virus only infects animals. This virus is not transmitted from animals to humans. Besides, no human has been infected with this virus so far.