Lumpy skin disease has started spreading among cows in different areas of Wana tribal district of South Waziristan (SW). Dozens of cow deaths have been reported in some areas of Wana. As soon as the concerned authorities received the information, teams were dispatched to different areas and regular vaccination process was started.
However, in case of emergency due to shortage of vaccines, the South Waziristan Livestock Department has ordered a large quantity of vaccines for timely control of the disease and they will be vaccinated in different areas. In this regard, Dr. Shoaib Mehsud, Veterinary Officer, Civil Veterinary Hospital, Wana, while talking to media persons in his office, said that the disease has started spreading rapidly in cows in most of the villages of Spin in Wana area. About 600 vaccines have been given to control the virus. He said that in addition, the vaccination process would be started soon in the areas most affected by Lumpy Skin disease so that the disease could not spread further. Veterinary Officer Shoaib Mehsud said that vaccines have been requested from the provincial government for the control of Lumpy Skin disease. He hoped that it would be delivered by next week. Vaccination at district level upon arrival Will,
Dr. Shoaib added that the death ratio from this lumpy skin disease is 10 to 5 percent and is not as dangerous as people in the herd are afraid of. According to the doctor.