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Ministry refutes rumors about transmission of Lumpy Skin Disease from cattle to humans

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of National Food Security & Research has strongly condemned the rumors on social media regarding transmission of LSD (Lumpy Skin Disease) from cattle to humans.

In a statement on Wednesday, the minister said that the Lumpy Skin Disease is caused by a virus which spreads through bites of mosquitoes, tse tse flies, and ticks.

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As per current literature, LSD has no public health implications because the virus that causes LSD in cattle does not affect humans. Boiled milk and well-cooked meat from the affected cattle are safe for human consumption.

The ministry said that in order to control the disease and to prevent its spread from one place to another, the Animal Husbandry Commissioner has issued guidelines to the provinces which, inter alia, include information for the awareness of farmers and professionals.

It said that the government has allowed import of LSD vaccine for effective control in the Country. It said that the LSD vaccine is freely available in the market, adding that the negotiation with the World Bank for launch of comprehensive LSD control program are under way.

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