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Lumpy skin disease

Last Modified: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:26:45 GMT
Disease name
Lumpy skin disease
Species affected
Lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) is an infectious, contagious, primarily vector-borne viral disease that affects cattle (Bos Taurus, Bos indicus and Asian water buffalo). Clinical signs begin with fever, followed within 2 days by development of nodules on skin and mucous membranes. The mortality rate is low but significant losses occur due to decreased milk production, abortion, infertility and loss of condition. LSDV does not infect humans.
Status in Ireland
Disease absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible
NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Sally Gaynor SSVI
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