Nagaland issues alert after Lumpy Skin disease strikes Assam

Nagaland Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services Department has directed all CVOS to be on high alert by carrying out strict surveillance/monitoring on the occurrence of the disease in the state through the Veterinary Institutes in r...

GUWAHATI: Nagaland has issued alert following the outbreak Lumpy Skin Disease in neighbouring Assam.

Nagaland Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services has informed that, there has been reports on "emergence" of Lumpy Skin Disease in the neighbouring state of Assam.

The Lumpy Skin Disease is caused by Poxviridae family virus characterised by Fever,multiple Nodules on the Skin and enlarged superficial lymph nodes with mortality ranging from 1-3%. However, it causes huge economic losses in the form of drop in milk production, reduced skin quality and restriction of trade/movement.


In view of this, the Department has requested all CVOS to be on high alert by carrying out strict surveillance/monitoring on the occurrence of the disease in the state through the Veterinary Institutes in respective districts. Further, the Department has instructed all district officers to issue a red alert instruction to all the Check Gates within their jurisdiction for control of diseased/suspected animal movement.

In an official statement the department stated, "Furthermore, the CVOS of Peren, Dimapur, Wokha, Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon have been requested to send the report of disease outbreak, if any to the directorate immediately".
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