A first suspected case of lumpi disease was reported in Mumbai

A first suspected case of lumpi disease was reported in Mumbai

A suspected case of lumpi disease has been reported in the Khar suburb of Mumbai. An official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) gave this information on Thursday. However, till now, no confirmed case of lumpy virus infection in any cattle was reported in the metropolis. They have sent samples of cattle showing signs of infection to the laboratory for testing and the report is awaited, the official said. The civic official said, the report is expected to be received by Thursday night.

However, he did not share other information about the cattle, except that it was found in Khar, a western suburb. Meanwhile, the BMC in a release said, "Mumbai has over 27,500 cattle, including 24,388 buffaloes. Of these, 2,203 cows have already been given the 'Goat Pox' vaccine against the lumpi infection. The remaining cattle will be vaccinated by next week.

Giving information about the steps taken to check the spread of the infection, the civic official said, "Survey of cattle has already been started in Mumbai and measures like spraying of insecticides in 'Tabels' and 'Gaushalas' have been taken. have gone. As a precautionary measure, the BMC has banned the operation of slaughterhouses in the city from September 9, the civic official said. Lumpy is a contagious virus that spreads among cattle through direct contact with mosquitoes, flies, louse, and wasps. Apart from this, it is also spread through the consumption of contaminated food and water. Due to this disease cattle get fever and lumps in the body. It can also be fatal.

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