The Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) has said that there is no reality in the rumours spread on social media regarding transmission of Lumpy Skin disease from cattle to humans.
In a clarification station, the Ministry said this disease is caused by a virus which spreads through bites of mosquitoes, Tsetse flies and ticks.
As per current literature, LSD has no public health implications or affect humans. Boiled milk and well-cooked meat from the affected cattle are safe for human consumption, it further stated.
To control the disease and to prevent its spread from one place to another, Animal Husbandry Commissioner has issued guidelines to the provinces which, inter alia, include information for the awareness of farmers and professionals.