Lumpy Virus News / Lumpy virus death of more than 58 thousand cows across the country disease spread in these 16 states

Zoom News : Sep 11, 2022, 09:53 AM
Lumpy Virus News: Lumpy virus has killed more than 58 thousand cows across the country. In the capital Delhi too, 173 cases of infection with this virus were registered. Till now it was being said to be spread in 12 states, now Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala has said that the disease is knocking in 16 states. Rajasthan is the most affected state by the lumpi virus. It is being said that the place to bury the carcasses of cattle has reduced here.

Union Minister Purushottam Rupala said that a control room has been started in Delhi to increase coordination with all the states to deal with the disease. Through this, the officers are in consultation with the state officials. Guidelines have been given to all the officers. The Union Minister said that talks have been held with its manufacturer regarding efforts to increase vaccine production. Rupala said that he had also gone there to know the condition of Rajasthan and full cooperation is being given to the state government.

Union minister said this on milk crisis

Union Minister Purushottam Rupala informed that the maximum collection of milk comes from Gujarat. There the Lumpy virus has almost come to a state of calm. He said that he spoke to Amul, from where the reply has been received that there is no crisis on their milk collection.

What is disease and treatment

Lumpy virus is a contagious disease of cattle. It is also called Capri pox virus. Mosquitoes, flies, lice and wasps etc. act as vectors of this disease. It is also being said that Lumpy virus infection spreads even by the consumption of contaminated food and water. Lumps form on the skin of animals infected with this virus, then they get sores. Cattle fever, runny nose, excessive salivation and eyesight are other symptoms. This disease is proving fatal.

There is no specific treatment available for this disease but the gotpox vaccine is being used as its diagnosis. The vaccine dose develops immunity in animals to fight infection. Apart from this, infected cattle are asked to keep separate.