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Lumpy skin disease

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:37:10 IST
Disease name Lumpy skin disease
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D, A
Species affected Bovine
Definition 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
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.04.14_LSD.pdf
Publications