In the previous 10 days, the Delhi government’s animal husbandry department has documented over 350 cases of lumpy skin disease, the most of which are in stray cattle.

531 cases of the illnesses have been reported thus far. There have been no deaths among these; 325 are currently active, and 206 animals have recovered. Near the end of August, the virus’s first case was discovered. On September 11, Gopal Rai, the minister of development, confirmed 173 cases.

Officials declared that the government had acquired the necessary vaccines and that a programme to immunise animals would shortly begin. “None were observed in buffalo, but all instances were observed in cows, predominantly strays. To stop the disease from spreading, over 25,000 doses of the goat pox vaccine have been purchased. In a few days, the vaccination effort will begin “announced a senior animal husbandry department official.

The number of cattle in Delhi is 80,000. The government, according to the official, would use the ring vaccination strategy, in which healthy cattle within a 5 km radius of the affected areas would receive vaccinations. Southwest district is where the majority of cases have been found. “Cows can resume production after healing in 3 to 4 weeks. We encourage people to call our helpline at 8287648586 to alert us if they notice any diseased livestock. Boils all over the body, a high temperature, decreased milk production, appetite loss, increased nasal discharge, and watery eyes are the main symptoms “official statement

The Delhi government has sent out 11 rapid response teams as well as four mobile recovery clinics to deal with the crisis. In Southwest district’s Rewla Khanpur Gau Sadan, an isolation ward with a capacity for 4,500 cattle has been constructed.

Simpi Kumari did B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from LNMU Bihar and Masters from Chandigarh University. She is a passionate blogger, who understands the power of words and has a keen interest in writing articles and news story. Simpi is currently working as an intern at TheShiningMedia.in. Simpi’s strength are self motivated hard work and a disciplined person. She is reachable on [email protected]

By Simpi Kumari

Simpi Kumari did B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from LNMU Bihar and Masters from Chandigarh University. She is a passionate blogger, who understands the power of words and has a keen interest in writing articles and news story. Simpi is currently working as an intern at TheShiningMedia.in. Simpi's strength are self motivated hard work and a disciplined person. She is reachable on [email protected]

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