Mumbai: So far 126 cattle have died and 25 districts have been infected with the lumpi virus in Maharashtra, the state animal husbandry department said on Saturday.
“A total of 126 infected animals have died, including 47 in Jalgaon district, 21 in Ahmednagar district, 2 in Dhule, 18 in Akola, 14 in Pune, two in Latur, six in Satara, five in Buldhana, seven in Amravati, one in the state and the other. Sangli, one in Washim, one in Jalna and one in Nagpur district.”
The release further explained that although nodular skin disease (LSD) is spreading rapidly, it is not transmitted to humans from animals or through cow’s milk.
“Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is spreading rapidly throughout the state of Maharashtra. It is a cutaneous viral disease of cattle. The disease is neither transmitted from animals nor from cow’s milk to humans,” the animal husbandry department release said. spreads out.” ,
In the release, IAS officer Sachindra Pratap Singh appealed on behalf of the government and said, “Though this disease is spreading, its spread is limited to cows and bullocks and it is not zoonotic. Strict action against spreading rumors on social media.” Will be done. Media.”
He also explained about the allocation and arrangements being made to deal with the situation.
According to the Animal Husbandry Department, an amount of one crore rupees has been made available per district through DPC for the purchase of essential medicines for the treatment of the disease. An honorarium of Rs.3 per vaccination is also admissible to vaccinators and trainees of Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (MAFSU).
“Govt. Veterinary Officers and private practitioners should treat as MAFSU treatment protocol. All farmers are also requested to visit the nearest Government Veterinary Dispensaries/Livestock Development for free treatment at their doorsteps for their affected cattle. Notify the authorities of any symptoms of LSD,” the release further said.
The Animal Husbandry Commissioner said, “As per section 4(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Communicable Diseases in Animals Act, 2009, every person, non-governmental organization, local self-government body concerned is bound to report the said If symptoms of this disease are found in animals, inform the nearest veterinary institution.”
In a release issued by the Animal Husbandry Department of Maharashtra, village panchayats have been advised to spray insecticides as the disease is being spread by flies, mosquitoes, ticks etc.