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Maharashtra govt forms task force to control Lumpy skin disease

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Lumpy Skin disease

The Maharashtra  government  has formed a task force to control Lumpy. 12 member task force led by commissioner of Animal husbandry Pune .

The Department  of animal husbandry has issued a resolution for the same.

Task force is responsible for conducting meetings with animal husbandry officials of affected districts and representatives of vaccine producers for lumpy skin disease.

According to the state’s animal husbandry department, a total of 42 cows and buffaloes have died due to the onslaught of the Lumpy Skin Disease in Maharashtra.

The first case of Lumpy Skin Disease was reported on August 4 in Chinawal village of Raver taluka of Jalgaon district.

The virus has been found only in cows and buffaloes. There is no danger to humans in using milk of animals that do not have the symptoms of the disease. Animals can be cured from the disease, however, the milk of such animals may get affected due to the virus.

The infected cattle with Lumpy Skin Disease have been noticed in a total of 280 villages of Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Akola, Dhule, Pune, Latur, Aurangabad, Beed, Satara, Buldana, Amravati, Osmanabad, Kolhapur, Sangli, Yeotmal, Parbhani, Solapur, Washim, Nashik and Jalna till Sunday.

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