What is the Lumpy Virus, and how does it affect you?
Lumpy Skin virus has been identified in animals for over a century, according to scientists. Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Sindh Agricultural University, Tando Jam, Dr. Abdullah Arejo, told the BBC. Rashes appear on the animal’s body and spread inside the body, as well as on the tongue.
Following that, pus begins to fill in these grains as time passes, and the animals are in such excruciating pain that they are unable to sit due to the severity of the pain. According to Dr. Arejo, the disease was first identified in African animals in 1929, and it was later discovered in India and Sri Lanka.
According to Dr. Arejo, when things move around the world, they are accompanied by flies and mosquitoes that can spread diseases such as dengue fever and the lymph skin virus.
How does disease make its way into Pakistan?
The disease first affected two of his buffaloes, then spread to ten cows, according to the dairy farmer of Buffalo Colony, Karachi, who spoke to MM News. He stated that he has suffered a significant loss.
He went on to say that the disease had travelled from India and South Africa to Pakistan. “There is no significant benefit for our animals now that we are vaccinating them,” he said.
Is disease infectious to humans?
There have been rumours that the virus has been transmitted to humans since it first became public knowledge, but this is not the case. Lampy Skin has no negative effects on human health, and the disease cannot be transmitted from animals to humans, according to the National Food and Security Administration.
Is the meat and milk of the animals affected eatable?
The butchers of Burns Road Meat Market told MM News in an exclusive interview that animals with this disease have thick spots inside their meat, so if you go to get meat, look at it first before buying. The dairy farmer’s owner, Malik Bilal, claimed that the rumours that substandard milk was being sold were nothing more than propaganda.
He went on to say that buffalo milk accounts for the majority of the milk sold in Karachi, and that the disease is more prevalent in cows, particularly those imported from outside Pakistan.
Malik Bilal went on to say that the disease can be cured and that animals can be protected from it through vaccination. He later stated that the severity of the disease was higher in December of last year, but that the severity of the disease has now clearly decreased, and that all of this is nothing more than canned milk companies’ propaganda against us.
Another dairy farmer explained that a sick cow does not produce milk at first, and that if it has to be sick, we will be sick first, followed by the people. The National Food and Security Agency (NFSA) said in a statement that it is “absolutely safe for human consumption.” The World Animal Health Organization recently declared lumpy skin-infected animals’ meat safe to eat. The meat of animals infected with lumpy skin can be used, according to the World Animal Health Organization.
Instead of abandoning meat or milk out of fear, everyone should use it with caution. When you go shopping, try to keep the meat as fresh as possible, then bring it home and cook it thoroughly.