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First suspected case of lumpy pores and skin illness reported in Mumbai 

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MUMBAI: A suspected case of lumpy pores and skin illness in an animal has been detected within the Mumbai suburb of Khar, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official stated on Thursday.

So far, the metropolis has not reported any confirmed case of lumpy pores and skin illness which impacts cattle like cows and buffaloes.

The official stated they’ve despatched samples of the cattle exhibiting signs of the illness for lab examination and a report was awaited.

“The report is likely to be received tonight (Thursday night),” the civic official stated, however didn’t disclose particulars in regards to the animal besides that it was present in Khar in Western suburbs.

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Meanwhile, the BMC, in a launch, stated Mumbai has over 27,500 cattle, together with 24,388 buffaloes.

Of these, 2,203 cows have already been given the vaccine in opposition to the lumpy pores and skin illness and the remaining can be inoculated by subsequent week, the discharge stated.

Highlighting steps taken to stop an outbreak of the illness, the civic physique stated it has already began a survey of cattle in Mumbai and undertaken measures like spraying pesticides in ‘tabelas’ and ‘gaushalas (animal shelter properties).

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The civic official stated as a precautionary measure, the BMC has stopped the slaughter of buffaloes within the metropolis since September 9.

Lumpy pores and skin is a viral illness that impacts cattle. It is transmitted by blood-feeding bugs corresponding to mosquitoes and flies. The illness causes fever, nodules on the pores and skin and can even result in dying of the contaminated cattle. 

MUMBAI: A suspected case of lumpy pores and skin illness in an animal has been detected within the Mumbai suburb of Khar, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official stated on Thursday.

So far, the metropolis has not reported any confirmed case of lumpy pores and skin illness which impacts cattle like cows and buffaloes.

The official stated they’ve despatched samples of the cattle exhibiting signs of the illness for lab examination and a report was awaited.

“The report is likely to be received tonight (Thursday night),” the civic official stated, however didn’t disclose particulars in regards to the animal besides that it was present in Khar in Western suburbs.

ALSO READ | In Madhya Pradesh, 7K cattle contaminated with Lumpy Skin Disease

Meanwhile, the BMC, in a launch, stated Mumbai has over 27,500 cattle, together with 24,388 buffaloes.

Of these, 2,203 cows have already been given the vaccine in opposition to the lumpy pores and skin illness and the remaining can be inoculated by subsequent week, the discharge stated.

Highlighting steps taken to stop an outbreak of the illness, the civic physique stated it has already began a survey of cattle in Mumbai and undertaken measures like spraying pesticides in ‘tabelas’ and ‘gaushalas (animal shelter properties).

ALSO READ | Safe to devour milk from Lumpy Skin Disease-infected cattle, says IVRI official

The civic official stated as a precautionary measure, the BMC has stopped the slaughter of buffaloes within the metropolis since September 9.

Lumpy pores and skin is a viral illness that impacts cattle. It is transmitted by blood-feeding bugs corresponding to mosquitoes and flies. The illness causes fever, nodules on the pores and skin and can even result in dying of the contaminated cattle.