Lumpy Skin not zoonotic disease

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The Livestock and Dairy Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has clarified in categorical terms that Lumpy Skin disease of animals is not zoonotic, transmitting to humans, and can not affect humans by consuming meat or milk of infected cattle.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, the department while rejecting all such reports circulating on social media regarding transmission of disease among human after eating meat or drinking milk, has urged masses not to share such baseless and untrue reports spreading fear and confusion among people.

It merits to mention here that Lumpy Skin Disease is a viral disease of cattle and buffalo spread through bite of mosquito or parasite and is now a days reported in Sindh and Punjab provinces.

No case of infection has so far been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where Livestock department has taken emergency measures for protection of animals from disease by establishing 12 check posts on different entry points of the province.

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