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Lumpy skin disease does not affect or transfer to humans: Research

Citizens have been suffering from anxiety and fear for weeks after the outbreak of Lumpy Skin

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Lumpy skin disease does not affect or transfer to humans, according to the research.

Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a disease of cattle and buffalo caused by a Capri pox virus.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in a field manual for veterinarians has said that the “lumpy skin disease does not affect humans”.

A report citing a study said that a thorough investigation showed that consuming flesh and milk of affected animals “does not transmit the illnesses to humans”.

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Citizens have been suffering from anxiety and fear for weeks after the outbreak of Lumpy Skin disease in various livestock pens in urban areas of Sindh including Karachi.

Following the development, the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has clarified that the epidemic is a human disease.

The AKHU cites the research and after a detailed study concluded that the consumption of meat and milk from infected animals

In the research paper ‘Emerging Infection Alert: Lampy Scan Disease’, the organization has emphasized food safety and all appropriate precautions and recommends eating only sterile or well-boiled milk or its products and well-cooked meat.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.